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Title: Thiazolo[5,4-d]thiazoles - promising building blocks in the synthesis of semiconductors for plastic electronics
Authors: BEVK, David
MARIN, Lidia
LUTSEN, Laurence
VANDERZANDE, Dirk
MAES, Wouter
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY
Citation: RSC ADVANCES, 3 (29), p. 11418-11431
Abstract: The thiazolo[5,4-d]thiazole fused (bi)heterocycle is an electron deficient system with high oxidative stability and a rigid planar structure, enabling efficient intermolecular pi-pi overlap. The parent thiazolo[5,4-d]thiazole moiety hence already possesses some appealing features towards applications in organic electronics. Moreover, aryl-functionalized thiazolo[5,4-d]thiazole derivatives - expanding the conjugated backbone of the semiconducting material - are easily prepared. Surprisingly, interest in thiazolo[5,4-d] thiazole-based materials has been rather low, until quite recently, when the high potential of these molecules was widely recognized, notably in the field of organic photovoltaics. Despite the almost exponential growth of activity, the synthetic chemistry behind these molecules has only been explored to a minor extent and there is plenty of room for improvement and broadening of the material scope. In this review, an overview of the currently available synthetic methods and the range of materials prepared to date, together with their basic material properties and main applications, is provided, with the aim to facilitate and stimulate further progress in thiazolo[5,4-d]thiazole-based materials science.
Notes: [Bevk, David; Marin, Lidia; Vanderzande, Dirk; Maes, Wouter] Hasselt Univ, Inst Mat Res IMO IMOMEC, Design & Synth Organ Semicond, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Bevk, David; Marin, Lidia; Lutsen, Laurence; Vanderzande, Dirk] IMEC, IMOMEC, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. wouter.maes@uhasselt.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/15381
DOI: 10.1039/c3ra40851e
ISI #: 000321203900006
ISSN: 2046-2069
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2014
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