[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: A novel perylene diimide (PDI) derivative with typical amphiphilic character, 2, was designed and prepared. The spectroscopic studies on this compound in solution revealed the face-to-face dimeric configuration and effective pi-pi interaction between the two perylene rings. This amphiphilic PDI derivative was fabricated into highly ordered films by Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) technique and fabricated into an organic field effect transistor (OFET), which shows carrier mobility around 0.05 cm(2) V(-1) s(-1) and current modulation of 10(3). This OFET performance is much better than that of monomeric PDI 1 and can be attributed to the unique face-to-face structure of 2, which promotes the interactions between neighboring PDI ring in LB film as indicated by the pi-A isotherms and UV-vis absorption.
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: A series of heteroleptic bis(phthalocyaninato) europium(III) complexes, namely, Eu(Pc)[Pc(15C5)] (2), Eu(Pc)[Pc(opp-15C5)2] (3), Eu(Pc)[Pc(adj-15C5)2] (4), Eu(Pc)[Pc(15C5)3] (5), and Eu(Pc)[Pc(15C5)4] (6) [Pc = unsubstituted phthalocyaninate; Pc(15C5) = 2,3-(15-crown-5)phthalocyaninate; Pc(opp-15C5)2 = 2,3,16,17-bis(15-crown-5)phthalocyaninate; Pc(adj-15C5)2 = 2,3,9,10-bis(15-crown-5)phthalocyaninate; Pc(15C5)3 = 2,3,9,10,16,17-tris(15-crown-5)phthalocyaninate, Pc(15C5)4 = 2,3,9,10,16,17,24,25-tetrakis(15-crown-5)phthalocyaninate], with one, two, three, and four 15-crown-5 voids attached at different positions of one of the two phthalocyaninato ligands in the double-decker molecules, have been devised and prepared by Eu(Pc)(acac)-induced (Hacac = acetylacetone) mixed cyclization of the two corresponding phthalonitriles in the presence of organic base 1,8-diazabicyclo[5.4.0]undec-7-ene (DBU) in n-pentanol. For the purpose of comparative studies, homoleptic counterparts Eu(Pc)2 (1) and Eu[Pc(15C5)4]2 (7) have also been prepared. These sandwich double-decker complexes have been characterized by a wide range of spectroscopic methods in addition to elemental analysis. Their electrochemistry has also been studied by cyclic voltammetry (CV) and differential pulse voltammetry (DPV). The molecular structure of Eu(Pc)[Pc(15C5)4] (6) has been determined by X-ray diffraction analysis. Their supramolecular structure-formation properties, in particular for compounds 5 and 6 in the presence of potassium ions, have also been comparatively studied for the purpose of future functional investigation.
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: LB films of three amphiphilic tris(phthalocyaninato) rare earth triple-decker complexes with crown-ethers as hydrophilic heads and long alkyl chains as hydrophobic tails have been prepared and found to display very well ordered layer structures, as proved by pi-A isotherms, UV-vis and polarized absorption spectra, X-ray diffraction experiments, and microscopic morphology characterization. These LB films have been fabricated into field-effect transistor (FET) devices, which show carrier mobilities as high as 0.24-0.60 cm2 V-1 s-1, among the highest mobilities achieved thus far for all LB film-based OFETs.
Journal of the American Chemical Society 12/2005; 127(45):15700-1. · 10.68 Impact Factor
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: An ordered molecular assembly of heteroleptic bis(phthalocyaninato) rare earth complexes M(Pc)[Pc(OC8H17)8] [M = Tb, Lu; H2Pc = phthalocyanine; H2Pc(OC8H17)8 = 2,3,9,10,16,17,23,24-octakis(octyloxy)phthalocyanine] has been fabricated by the Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) technique and characterized by surface pressure-area isotherms, electronic absorption and polarized electronic absorption spectroscopy, low-angle X-ray diffraction, and atomic force microscopy. The molecular ordering in the LB multilayer film on SiO2 substrate was made into a p-channel field effect transistor (FET), which was generally operated in the enhanced mode. The energy levels of the highest occupied molecular orbital and the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital as well as the energy band diagram can be deduced from the electrochemical measurement results. The charge mobilities of Tb(Pc)[Pc(OC8H17)8] and Lu(Pc)[Pc(OC8H17)8] were calculated to be about 6.4 x 10(-4) and 1.7 x 10(-3) cm2 V(-1) s(-1), respectively.