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General Information

CAS number 365547-21-3
Chemical formula C25H36Br2S2
Molecular weight 560.49 g/mol
  • 2,6-Dibromo-4,4-bis(2-ethylhexyl)-4H-thieno[3',2':4,5]cyclopenta[1,2-b]thiophene
  • 2,6-Dibromo-4,4-bis(2-ethylhexyl)-4H-cyclopenta[2,1-b:3,4-b']dithiophene
Classification / Family Dithiophene, Cyclopentadithiophene, Organic semiconducting materials, Semiconductor synthesis, Building blocks


Product Details

Purity >98%
Melting point No data available
Appearance Yellow oil


Chemical Structure

chemical structure of dibromo-bis-ethylhexyl-4H-cyclopenta-dithiophene cas number 365547-21-3
Chemical structure of 2,6-dibromo-4,4-bis(2-ethylhexyl)-4H-cyclopenta[1,2-b:5,4-b']dithiophene. CAS number: 365547-21-3. Chemical formula: C25H36Br2S2.



2,6-dibromo-4,4-bis(2-ethylhexyl)-4H-cyclopenta[1,2-b:5,4-b']dithiophene, with two thiophene units confined to one plane, cyclopenta[2,1-b;3,4-b′]dithiophene compounds allow more effective conjugation if embedded into semiconducting polymers which in turn will have lowers the band gap. Furthermore, the planar structure will have greater effect on the morphology for the thin film devices to allow a well packed polymer to polymer backbones which will bring the third-dimension into play. Take PCPDTBT for example, the planar structure improves the hole mobility of the device to 1 x 10-3 cm2/Vs.

2,6-dibromo-4,4-bis(2-ethylhexyl)-4Hcyclopenta[1,2-b:5,4-b']dithiophene can be targeted by reacting 4,4-bis(2-ethylhexyl)-4Hcyclopenta[1,2-b:5,4-b']dithiophene with N-Bromosuccinimide in dimethylformamide.

synthesis of 2,6-dibromo-4,4-bis(2-ethylhexyl)-4Hcyclopenta[1,2-b:5,4-b']dithiophene using 4,4-bis(2-ethylhexyl)-4Hcyclopenta[1,2-b:5,4-b']dithiophene
Synthesis of 2,6-dibromo-4,4-bis(2-ethylhexyl)-4Hcyclopenta[1,2-b:5,4-b']dithiophene using 4,4-bis(2-ethylhexyl)-4Hcyclopenta[1,2-b:5,4-b']dithiophene and N-Bromosuccinimide in dimethylformamide.


 NMR Characterisation

1 H NMR spectrum of 2,6-dibromo-4,4-bis(2-ethylhexyl)-4H-cyclopenta[1,2-b:5,4-b']dithiophene in CDCl3
1H NMR spectrum of 2,6-dibromo-4,4-bis(2-ethylhexyl)-4H-cyclopenta[1,2-b:5,4-b']dithiophene in CDCl3: Instrument AVIIIHD400 (see full version).


Literature and Reviews

  1. Cyclopentadithiophene-benzothiadiazole oligomers and polymers; synthesis, characterisation, field-effect transistor and photovoltaic characteristics, M. Horie et al., J. Mater. Chem., 22, 381 (2012)
  2. Copolymers of Cyclopentadithiophene and Electron-Deficient Aromatic Units Designed for Photovoltaic Applications, J.C. Bijleveld et al., Adv. Funct. Mater., 19, 3262-3270 (2009)
  3. Synthesis and Characterization of Bridged Bithiophene-Based Conjugated Polymers for Photovoltaic Applications: Acceptor Strength and Ternary Blends, C.-H. Chen, Macromolecules, 43 (2), 697-708 (2010)