Isolation and Characterization of the Unexpected 1-N-Octyloxyperopyrene: A Solution-Processable P-Type Organic Semi-Conductor
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The synthesis and optical, electrochemical, thermal and electrical characterization of a new and unexpected 1-n-octyloxyperopyrene is reported. The structure of 1-n- octyloxyperopyrene has been unambiguously established by single crystal X-ray diffraction. The solubility of this polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, endowed by the alkoxy substituent, allows the fabrication of thin film field-effect transistors by liquid deposition methods. These devices show hole mobilities up to 1.61 × 10–3 cm2 V–1 s–1.