Ambipolar transistor properties of 2,2′-binaphthosemiquinones†
Binaphthosemiquinones are proved to show ambipolar transistor properties. These compounds have characteristic blue colors owing to the small energy gaps, because the quinone part acts as an electron acceptor and the alkoxy group acts as an electron donor. Accordingly, these molecules have an analogous electronic structure to indigo. The crystal structure changes depending on the alkoxy groups, though these compounds generally have stacking structures.