N,N′-Dihydrotetraazapentacenes (DHTA) in thin film transistors†
The synthesis and structural properties of three N,N′-dihydrotetraazapentacenes (DHTA) are described. The different substitution pattern (H, F, Cl) of the dihydrotetraazapentacene body exhibited a significant effect on the optical, electronic and morphological properties of the derivatives in thin films. The synthesised materials were investigated as active layers in top gate/bottom contact (BC/TG) transistors. The transistor performance of the dichlorinated derivative was almost independent on the processing conditions with an average hole mobility of ∼0.04 cm2 V−1 s−1 and best mobility values ranging from 0.07 to 0.11 cm2 V−1 s−1. Each of the three derivatives was found to exhibit an individual packing motif in solution grown crystals, determined by single crystal X-ray analysis. Surprisingly, for all three materials a different polymorph formed in spin cast films explaining the observed morphology and FET performance.
- This article is part of the themed collection: 2015 Journal of Materials Chemistry C Hot Papers