Organic field-effect transistors based on semiconducting porphyrin single crystals

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Porphyrin offers a variety of optical, electrochemical, and catalytic properties from the central metal and structural modifications. However, porphyrins have been relatively less investigated for their semiconducting properties. In this work, we report on the design and synthesis of new solution processable semiconducting porphyrins 2TBPH and 2TBPZ. They contain two 5-hexylthiophen-2-yl ethynyl phenyl arms and produce smooth films and high quality single-crystals. The single-crystal field effect transistors from 2TBTZ show a maximum field effect mobility of ∼0.36 cm 2 V -1 s -1 with a high current on/off ratio of 2 × 10 3. Remarkably, the mobilities of single-crystal devices are two orders higher than those of thin-film based transistor devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)419-425
Number of pages7
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Apr

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors acknowledge the financial supports from the Korea Research Foundation Program ( NRF20110003500 and NRF20110016989 ) and Priority Research Centers Program ( NRF20110018396 ) through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) .


  • Field-effect transistors
  • Porphyrins
  • Semiconductors
  • Single crystals
  • Thin films

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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