Solution-processable donor-pi-acceptor type thieno[3,2-b]thiophene derivatives; synthesis, photophysical properties and applications

Isci R., Wan L., Topal S., Gunturkun D., Campbell A. J., Öztürk T.

JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY C, vol.10, no.29, pp.10719-10727, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 29
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1039/d2tc02371g
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Aerospace Database, Chemical Abstracts Core, Chimica, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.10719-10727
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Two novel donor-pi-acceptor (D-pi-A)-type pull-push materials, M1 and M2, having triphenylamine as a donor and dimesitylboron as an acceptor, linked through a thieno[3,2-b]thiophene (TT) pi-conjugated spacer bearing different functional substituents, such as -PhCN and -Ph, were synthesized and fabricated via a solution process for OLED applications. They exhibited mega Stokes shifts of 120 nm and emissions both in the solid-state and in solution. The monomers M1 and M2 had strong intramolecular charge-transfer behaviors; the solid-state quantum yields were recorded to be 76 and 72% and the solution quantum efficiencies were determined to be 100 and 95%, respectively. The solution-processed OLEDs were fabricated using low turn-on voltages, which had performances with maximum power, current and external quantum efficiencies of around 8 lm W-1, 14.1 cd A(-1) and 4.78%, respectively, displaying emission colors from blue to green and yellowish green. The materials had strong fluorescence emission colors between yellowish and bluish under UV irradiation.