FREE shipping to on qualifying orders when you spend or more, processed by Ossila BV. All prices ex. VAT. Qualifying orders ship free worldwide! Fast, secure, and backed by the Ossila guarantee. It looks like you are visiting from , click to shop in or change country. Orders to the EU are processed by our EU subsidiary.

It looks like you are using an unsupported browser. You can still place orders by emailing us on info@ossila.com, but you may experience issues browsing our website. Please consider upgrading to a modern browser for better security and an improved browsing experience.

3,6-Dibromo-9-(2-ethylhexyl)-9H-carbazole

CAS Number 173063-52-0

Chemistry Building Blocks, Dibromo Monomers, Materials, Monomers


Product Code B3671-1g
Price £55 ex. VAT

A dibromo-substituted 2-ethylhexyl-carbazole building block

serves as a monomer in the preparation of organic semiconducting materials for use in solar cells and OLEDs


Specifications | MSDS | Literature and Reviews


3,6-Dibromo-9-(2-ethylhexyl)-9H-carbazole (CAS number 173063-52-0) is a carbazole derivative bearing two bromide groups at 3 and 6-positions as well as a 2-ethylhexyl group at the 9-position. The bromo-substituents enable 3,6-dbromo-9-(2-ethylhexyl)-9H-carbazole to undergo facile reactions, including Suzuki coupling reactions and Kumada polymerisation. A carbazole copolymer, linked at the position 2,7 and 3,6, is synthesised by combining 3,6-dibromo-9-(2-ethylhexyl)-9H-carbazole with 2,7-dipinacol-(2-ethylhexyl)-9H-carbazole. The resulting carbazole copolymer possesses a wide band gap of 3.2 eV and displays a narrow emission band at 400 nm (with a full width half maximum of 56 nm).

Low Cost 3,6-Dibromo-9-(2-ethylhexyl)-9H-carbazole

Low Cost

Competitive pricing

Worldwide shipping

Worldwide shipping

Quick and reliable shipping

Versatile building block 173063-52-0

Versatile building block

works in different reactions

Synthetic monomer 173063-52-0

Synthetic monomer

Synthetic monomer for HTL materials (in OPVs and OLEDs)

A novel copolymer of fluorene and carbazole, known as PF8Cz (poly[(9,9-dioctylfluorenyl-2,7-diyl)-alt-(9-(2-ethylhexyl)-carbazole-3,6-diyl)]) can be prepared from 3,6-dibromo-9-(2-ethylhexyl)-9H-carbazole and 2,2'-(9,9-dioctyl-9H-fluorene-2,7-diyl)bis(4,4,5,5-tetramethyl-1,3,2-dioxaborolane). PF8Cz has an optical bandgap of 3.06 eV, widely used as a hole-transport layer (HTL) material in OLEDs.

General Information


CAS Number 173063-52-0
Chemical Formula C20H23Br2N
Full Name 3,6-Dibromo-9-(2-ethylhexyl)-9H-carbazole
Molecular Weight 437.22 g/mol
Synonyms 3,6-Dibromo-N-(2-ethylhexyl)carbazole, 9-(2’-Ethylhexyl)-3,6-dibromo carbazole
Classification / Family Carbazole building blocks, Bromide ligands, Organic photovoltaics, Polymer solar cells, Perovskite solar cells, Polycarbazoles, OLEDs, Hole-transport layers, Organic semiconducting materials

Chemical Structure


3,6-Dibromo-9-(2-ethylhexyl)-9H-carbazole chemical structure, CAS 173063-52-0.
3,6-Dibromo-9-(2-ethylhexyl)-9H-carbazole chemical structure, CAS 173063-52-0

Product Details


Purity 98%
Melting Point N/A
Appearance Colourless to pale yellow liquid

MSDS Documentation


3,6-Dibromo-9-(2-ethylhexyl)-9H-carbazole3,6-Dibromo-9-(2-ethylhexyl)-9H-carbazole MSDS Sheet

Literature and Reviews


  1. Alternating 2,7- and 3,6-linked carbazole copolymers as wide band gap energy transfer donors, D. Pickup et al., The Solid Films, 517(9), 2840–2844(2009); DOI: 10.1016/j.tsf.2008.10.044.
  2. Carbazole-functionalized polyfluorenes: synthesis and conformational properties in chloroform solution and β-phase formation in copolyfluorene films, M. Simonova et al., Mater. Today Chem., 22, 100553(2021); DOI: 10.1016/j.mtchem.2021.100553.
  3. Efficient synthesis of well-defined polycarbazoles via catalyst-transfer Kumada coupling polymerization, H. Wen et al., Eur. Polym. J., 49(11), 3740–3743(2013); DOI: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2013.08.016.

Return to the top