The present invention relates to new semiconducting compounds having at least one optionally substituted bithiophene sulfonamide moiety. The compounds disclosed herein can exhibit high carrier mobility and/or efficient light absorption/emission characteristics, and can possess certain processing advantages such as solution-processability and/or good stability at ambient conditions.
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 This invention was made with government support under grant number DE-SC0001059 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.