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Bithiophene Sulfonamide-Based Molecular and Polymeric Semiconductors

United States Patent Application

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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.
Facchetti, Antonio (Chicago, IL), Marks, Tobin J. (Evanston, IL), Xia, Yu (Northbrook, IL), Drees, Martin (Glenview, IL), Melkonyan, Ferdinand (Chicago, IL), Zhao, Wei (Skokie, IL)
14/ 951,628
November 25, 2015
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] 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.