Tricyanovinyl-substituted oligothiophenes

Mamoun M. Bader, Radu Custelcean, Michael D. Ward

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We describe the syntheses and electrochemical properties of four oligothiophene derivatives endowed with the tricyanovinyl (TCV) group, which facilitates reduction and promotes π-stacking, suggesting these materials may be suitable for n-type, and possibly ambipolar, transport. Compound 1 crystallizes in the noncentrosymmetric, orthorhombic Pna21 space group. Compound 2, however, crystallizes in the monoclinic P21/c space group. All compounds showed reversible reduction potentials, lower than those of the parent oligothiophenes by almost 2 V.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)616-618
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 11 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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