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Heteroarenes as high performance organic semiconductors

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The design, synthesis, and characterization of new organic semiconductors (OSCs) are important aspects for the development of next-generation optoelectronic devices. Structurally, organic semiconductors based on π-conjugated molecules can be easily modified via rational synthesis to tune multi-level self-assembled structures and discover novel chemical, optical, and electronic properties. Heteroarenes, which contain chalcogens and nitrogens in fused aromatic rings, are being developed as promising semiconducting materials for applications in a variety of electronic devices due to their outstanding optoelectronic properties. We highlight recent approaches toward realizing high performance p-channel field effect transistors based on linear heteroacenes and heteroatom annulated polycyclic aromatics (PAHs) as key functional components. These comprehensive, but carefully orchestrated approaches simultaneously address (i) practical synthesis, (ii) tunable self-assembled packing arrangement as well as (iii) high electronic performance.

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The article was received on 18 Mar 2013 and first published on 29 Apr 2013

Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60108K
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013,42, 6113-6127
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    Heteroarenes as high performance organic semiconductors

    W. Jiang, Y. Li and Z. Wang, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013, 42, 6113
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60108K

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