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5,5′′-Dibromo-2,2′:5′,2′′-terthiophene

CAS Number 98057-08-0

Chemistry Building Blocks, Dibromo Monomers, Heterocyclic Building Blocks, Monomers


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5,5′′-Dibromo-2,2′:5′,2′′-terthiophene

This intermediate is widely used for the synthesis of semiconducting molecules, oligomers and conjugated polymers.


5,5′′-Dibromo-2,2′:5′,2′′-terthiophene (CAS number 98057-08-0) is a brominated derivative of α-terthienyl at 5,5′′-positions. 5,5′′-Dibromo-2,2′:5′,2′′-terthiophene can be prepared via bromination with N-Bromosuccinimide in N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF).

5,5′′-Dibromo-2,2′:5′,2′′-terthiophene is a useful building block for the further synthesis of small molecules, oligomers and conjugated semiconducting polymers. Pyrene end-capped thiophene oligomer 5,5′′-di(pyren-1-yl)-2,2′:5′,2′′-terthiophene prepared from one step synthesis from 5,5′′-Dibromo-2,2′:5′,2′′-terthiophene show great potential as semiconducting materials for OTFTs and OSCs. Devices based on 5,5′′-di(pyren-1-yl)-2,2′:5′,2′′-terthiophene exhibited a field effect mobility of 0.11 cm2 V−1 s−1. Naphthyl end-capped oligothiophenes are also good candidates for high-performance organic electronic devices. Methoxy-functionalized 5,5′′-bis-(6-methoxynaphth-2-yl)-2:2′,5′:2′′-terthiophene (MONaT3) substantially increases the crystallization into aligned fibers.

General Information

CAS Number 98057-08-0
Chemical Formula C12H6Br2S3
Full Name 5,5′′-Dibromo-2,2′:5′,2′′-terthiophene
Molecular Weight 406.18 g/mol
Synonyms 2,5-Bis(5-bromothiophen-2-yl)thiophene
Classification / Family Terthiophene, semiconductor synthesis intermediates, low band gap polymers, OLED, OFETs, organic photovoltaics

Chemical Structure

5,5′′-Dibromo-2,2′:5′,2′′-terthiophene chemical structure
5,5′′-Dibromo-2,2′:5′,2′′-terthiophene chemical structure, CAS 98057-08-0

Product Details

Purity >98% (1H NMR in CDCl3)
Melting Point 158.0 °C
Appearance Light yellow powder/crystals

MSDS Documentation

5,5′′-Dibromo-2,2′:5′,2′′-terthiophene MSDS5,5′′-Dibromo-2,2′:5′,2′′-terthiophene MSDS Sheet

Literature and Reviews

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