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Air stable electron-transporting and ambipolar bay substituted perylene bisimides

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Abstract

Four new perylene bisimides containing carbazolyl and triphenylamino electron-donor groups in the bay region have been designed, synthesized and characterized. The materials possess high thermal stability and form uniform films. They display a wide absorption window extending to the near infrared region of the spectrum and demonstrate efficient photoinduced intramolecular electron transfer. Ionization potential values of these perylene bisimide derivatives measured by photoelectron spectroscopy range from 5.8 eV to 6 eV. Charge-transporting properties were investigated by the xerographic time of flight (XTOF) technique. Complementary ambipolar charge-transport was observed in differently linked carbazolyl substituted perylene bisimides while the triphenylamino substituted material exhibited competent electron drift mobility (>10−3 cm2 V−1 cm−1) under ambient conditions. Density functional theory (DFT) calculations were performed for carbazolyl bay substituted perylene bisimides in order to understand the complementary ambipolar charge transport as well as the difference in the optical properties.

Graphical abstract: Air stable electron-transporting and ambipolar bay substituted perylene bisimides

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Submitted
13 Mar 2011
Accepted
23 Mar 2011
First published
26 Apr 2011

J. Mater. Chem., 2011,21, 7811-7819
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Air stable electron-transporting and ambipolar bay substituted perylene bisimides

R. R. Reghu, H. K. Bisoyi, J. V. Grazulevicius, P. Anjukandi, V. Gaidelis and V. Jankauskas, J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 7811
DOI: 10.1039/C1JM11091H

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