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An intermediate leading to more complex structures

With the tendency to aggregate and self-aggregate, it gives rise to orderly packed molecules in film.


2-Decylthiophene, with a dodecyl (C12H25) carbon hydrate side chain, is an useful alkylated thiophene that is commonly used as an intermediate for the construction of semiconducting polymers or small molecules for device fabrication of organic field-effect transistors and polymer solar cells.

PTVTTT2T, a copolymer with a backbone of biaxially 2-dodecylthiophene side chained thieno[3,2-b]thiophene (TT2T) and thienylene-vinylene-thienylene (TVT), possessed better molecular packing in thin films with a nanofiber structure owing to its coplanar backbone and the optimum side chain length for solubility and film morphology. The average field-effect charge mobility of PTVTTT2T was found to be 0.64 cm2 V-1 s-1 with a high on/off ratio over 107 under ambient environment for over three months.

General Information

CAS Number 4861-61-4
Chemical Formula C16H28S
Full Name 2-Decylthiophene
Molecular Weight 252.46 g/mol
Synonyms N/A
Classification / Family Thiophene, Semiconductor synthesis intermediates, Low band gap polymers, OLED, OFETs, organic photovoltaics

Chemical Structure

2-Dodecylthiophene chemical structure, CAS# 4861-61-4
2-Dodecylthiophene chemical structure, CAS 4861-61-4

Product Details

Purity >98% (1H NMR)
Boiling Point Tm = 155 °C at 2 mmHg
Appearance Light yellow to orange liquid
Relative Density 0.91

MSDS Documentation

2-Dodecylthiophene2-Dodecylthiophene MSDS Sheet

Literature and Reviews

  1. Biaxially Extended Conjugated Polymers with Thieno[3,2-b]thiophene Building Block for High Performance Field-Effect Transistor Applications, P. Chao et al., Macromolecules, 48, 16, 5596–5604 (2015); DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.5b01243.
  2. Star-like substituted hexaarylbenzenes: synthesis and mesomorphic properties, Y. Geng et al., J. Mater. Chem., 11, 1634-1641 (2011); DOI: 10.1039/B101163O.
  3. Effect of lipid on formation of Maillard and lipid-Maillard meaty flavour compounds in heated cysteine-xylose-methyl linoleate system, Y. Wang et al., Flavour Fragr. J., 37 (5), 274-284 (2022); DOI: 10.1002/ffj.3710.
  4. New Synthesis of 3,6-Dibromophthalonitrile and Phthalocyanine Having Eight Thienyl Substituents at Peripheral α-Positions, R. Wang et al., J. Hetero. Chem., 52 (4), 1230-1233 (2015); DOI: 10.1002/jhet.2130.
  5. Benzodithiophene homopolymers synthesized by Grignard metathesis (GRIM) and Stille coupling polymerizations, H. Magurudeniya et al., J. Mater. Chem. A, 2, 8773-8781 (2014); DOI: 10.1039/C4TA01739K.
  6. Synthesis, characterization and photovoltaics studies of 3-alkylthienyl thiophene based polymers prepared via direct arylation polymerization, G. Saini et al., 8 (7), 813-818 (2017); Adv. Mater. Lett., DOI: 10.5185/amlett.2017.1483.
  7. Trans–cis isomerization assisted synthesis of solution-processable yellow fluorescent maleic anhydrides for white-light generation, M. Ozdemir et al., Synth. Met., 210 (B), 192-200 (2015); DOI: 10.1016/j.synthmet.2015.09.027.
  8. Design, synthesis, and characterization of α,ω-disubstituted indeno[1,2-b]fluorene-6,12-dione-thiophene molecular semiconductors. Enhancement of ambipolar charge transport through synthetic tailoring of alkyl substituents, M. Ozdemir et al., RSC Adv., 6, 212-226 (2016); DOI: 10.1039/C5RA22359H.
  9. Highly Contorted 1,2,5-Thiadiazole-Fused Aromatics for Solution-Processed Field-Effect Transistors: Synthesis and Properties, X. Shi et al., Chem. Asian J., 11 (15), 2188-2200 (2016); DOI: 10.1002/asia.201600675.
  10. Alkylated Fullerene Derivatives for Solution-Processable Organic Thin-Film Transistors and Bulkheterojunction Solar Cells, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol., 14 (3), 2515-2519(2014); DOI: 10.1166/jnn.2014.8501.

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