Pi-conjugated molecules with fused rings for organic field-effect transistors: design, synthesis and applications

Chem Soc Rev. 2010 May;39(5):1489-502. doi: 10.1039/b813123f. Epub 2009 Dec 8.


Pi-conjugated molecular materials with fused rings are the focus of considerable interest in the emerging area of organic electronics, since the combination of excellent charge carrier mobility and high stability may lead to their practical applications. This tutorial review discusses the synthesis, properties and applications of pi-conjugated organic semiconducting materials, especially those with fused rings. The achievements to date, the remaining problems and challenges, and the key research that needs to be done in the near future are all discussed.