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Web Date: April 8, 2013

Better Organic Electronics Using Supercharged Thiophene

ACS Meeting News: Powerful fluorine oxidizing reagent adds oxygen to thiophene’s sulfur to generate new conducting materials
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Materials SCENE, Organic SCENE
Keywords: polythiophene, organic electronics, fluorination

Thiophene-based materials have emerged as important organic semiconductors for making electronic devices such as solar cells, field-effect transistors, and light-emitting diodes. In the quest to better control the electronic properties and improve the stability of the oligomeric thiophene chains, chemists have set out to partially or completely oxidize thiophene’s sulfur. Adding oxygen to sulfur is quite the trick, however, because few reagents are powerful enough for the job.

Fluorine chemist Shlomo Rozen . . .

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