Two new distyrylarylene derivatives, 4,4′-bis(2-dibenzothienylvinyl)biphenyl (1) and 4,4′-bis(2-bithienylvinyl)biphenyl (2), were synthesized with good yields. Their properties are compared with 4,4′-bis[2-(3-N-butylcarbazolyl)vinyl]biphenyl (3). Our experiments reveal that the substituents have significant effects on the optical behaviors and film morphologies. The OFET properties of these materials were investigated. Both 1 and 2 exhibit hole mobility higher than 0.01 cm2 V-1 s-1 with good environmental stability. However, the devices using 3 as active layer show poor carrier-transporting ability due to weak intermolecular interactions in the film. These results reveal that the substituent has significant effect on the OFET performance of distyrylarylene-based materials.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
We thank the State National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 50721002, 50590403, 90401028, 50673003) and 973 program of PR China (Grant Nos. 2004CB619002) for financial support.
Copyright 2009 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.