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Bithiophene sulfonamide-based molecular and polymeric semiconductors

United States Patent

May 30, 2017
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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)
Northwestern University (Evanston, IL), Flexterra, Inc. (Skokie, IL)
14/ 951,628
November 25, 2015
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT 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.