DPP is a well-known and recently widely studied promising conjugated building block for designing new high performance donor–acceptor-based functional organic semiconductors for both organic field effect transistor (OFET) and organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices. Flanking groups such as phenylene, thiophen, furan, pyridine, thiazole substituted DPP’s have been reported earlier with impressive performance in both OFET and OPV devices. A new addition of naphthalene flanked DPP organic semiconductor synthesis in the series has been reported by A/Prof Prashant Sonar and his team from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in the current work. Due to the structural novelty and its promising performance in solution processable OFET devices, it has been featured on the cover page of New Journal of Chemistry.
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