Imperial College London

ProfessorMartinHeeney

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Professor of Organic Materials
 
 
 
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Zhang W, Smith J, Hamilton R, Heeney M, Kirkpatrick J, Song K, Watkins SE, Anthopoulos T, McCulloch Iet al., 2009, Systematic Improvement in Charge Carrier Mobility of Air Stable Triarylamine Copolymers, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, Vol: 131, Pages: 10814-+, ISSN: 0002-7863

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Zhao N, Noh Y-Y, Chang J-F, Heeney M, McCulloch I, Sirringhaus Het al., 2009, Polaron Localization at Interfaces in High-Mobility Microcrystalline Conjugated Polymers, ADVANCED MATERIALS, Vol: 21, Pages: 3759-3763, ISSN: 0935-9648

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Anthony JE, Heeney M, Ong BS, 2008, Synthetic aspects of organic semiconductors, MRS BULLETIN, Vol: 33, Pages: 698-705, ISSN: 0883-7694

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Ballantyne AM, Chen L, Dane J, Hammant T, Braun FM, Heeney M, Duffy W, McCulloch I, Bradley DDC, Nelson Jet al., 2008, The effect of poly(3-hexylthiophene) molecular weight on charge transport and the performance of polymer : fullerene solar cells, ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS, Vol: 18, Pages: 2373-2380, ISSN: 1616-301X

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Crouch DJ, Skabara PJ, Heeney M, McCulloch I, Sparrowe D, Coles SJ, Hursthouse MBet al., 2008, Hexyl-Substituted Oligoselenophenes with Central Tetrafluorophenylene Units: Synthesis, Characterisation and Application in Organic Field Effect Transistors, MACROMOLECULAR RAPID COMMUNICATIONS, Vol: 29, Pages: 1839-1843, ISSN: 1022-1336

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DeLongchamp DM, Kline RJ, Jung Y, Lin EK, Fischer DA, Gundlach DJ, Cotts SK, Moad AJ, Richter LJ, Toney MF, Heeney M, McCulloch Iet al., 2008, Molecular basis of mesophase ordering in a thiophene-based copolymer, MACROMOLECULES, Vol: 41, Pages: 5709-5715, ISSN: 0024-9297

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Gather MC, Heeney M, Zhang W, Whitehead KS, Bradley DDC, McCulloch I, Campbell AJet al., 2008, An alignable fluorene thienothiophene copolymer with deep-blue electroluminescent emission at 410 nm, CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, Pages: 1079-1081, ISSN: 1359-7345

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Grzegorczyk WJ, Savenije TJ, Heeney M, Tierney S, McCulloch I, van Bavel S, Siebbeles LDAet al., 2008, Relationship between Film Morphology, Optical, and Conductive Properties of Poly(thienothiophene): [6,6]-Phenyl C-61-Butyric Acid Methyl Ester Bulk Heterojunctions, JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, Vol: 112, Pages: 15973-15979, ISSN: 1932-7447

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Heeney M, Zhang W, Mcculloch I, 2008, WO2008131835. Organic semiconductors.

The invention relates to novel substituted dibenzo[d,d']benzo[1,2-b;4,5-b']dithiophenes I [R1-R3 = halogen, CN, NC, NCO, NCS, OCN, SCN, CONR4R5, COX, COR4, NH2, NR4R5, SH, SR4, SO3H, SO2R4, OH, NO2, CF3, SF5, silyl, carbyl, hydrocarbyl, neighboring R1-R2 may form ring with each other or benzene ring, R1 and R2 may also be H; X = halogen; R4, R5 = H, aliph. or arom. hydrocarbyl having 1-20 C]. Methods of their synthesis, org. semiconducting material formulations and layers comprising them, and electronic devices like org. field effect transistors (OFETs) comprising them are also described. [on SciFinder(R)]

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Heeney M, Zhang W, Tierney S, McCulloch Iet al., 2008, WO2008077465. Polymers comprising fused selenophenes for use in optical, electrooptical and electronic devices.

Disclosed is a polymer (I), wherein one of X1 and X2 is Se and the other one is S or Se, R1 and R2 are independently of each other identical or different groups selected from H, halogen, -CN, -NC, -NCO, - NCS, -OCN, -SCN, -C(=O)NR0R00, -C(=O)X0, -C(=O)R0, -NH2, -NR0R0, -SH, -SR0, -SO3H, -SO2R0, -OH, -NO2, -CF3, -SF5, P-Sp-, optionally substituted silyl, or carbyl or hydrocarbyl with 1 to 40 C atoms which is/are optionally substituted and optionally comprise one or more hetero atoms, P is a polymerizable group, Sp is a spacer group or a single bond, X0 is halogen, R0 and R00 are independently of each other H or an optionally substituted aliph. or arom. hydrocarbon group having 1 to 20 C atoms, Ar is in case of multiple occurrence independently of one another -CY1=CY2, acetylene or mono- or polynuclear aryl or heteroraryl which is optionally substituted, Y1 and Y2 are independently of each other H, F, Cl or CN, m is 0-4, and n is an integer > 10. The invention relates to polymers comprising fused selenophene rings, to their use as semiconductors or charge transport materials in optical, electrooptical or electronic devices, and to optical, electrooptical or electronic devices comprising them. In the examples of the invention, first 2,5-Bis(4,4,5,5-tetramethyl-1,3,2-dioxaborolan-2-yl)selenopheno[3,2-b]thiophene was prepd. and (0.25 g, 0.56 mmol) of it was polymd. with (0.43 g, 0.56 mol) of 5,5'-dibromo-4,4'-dihexadecyl-2,2'-bithiophene by using Pd2[dba]3, tris-(tert-butyl) phosphine tetrafluoroborate and K2CO3 as catalysts, after pptn. and purifn. 0.37 g, 82 % of poly[5,5'-(4,4'-dihexadecyl-[2,2']bithiophene)-co-(selenopheno[3,2-b]thiophene)] was obtained. [on SciFinder(R)]

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Heeney M, Zhang W, Tierney S, McCulloch Iet al., 2008, WO2008011957. Substituted benzodithiophenes and benzodiselenophenes for use as semiconductors or charge transport materials in optical, electro-optical or electronic devices.

The invention relates to alkynyl substituted benzodithiophenes and benzodiselenophenes, their use esp. as semiconductors or charge transport materials in optical, electro-optical or electronic devices and to such devices comprising these materials. [on SciFinder(R)]

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Hoffart T, Falk B, McCulloch I, Zhang W, Heeney Met al., 2008, WO2008092490. Process for preparing regioregular polythiophenes and polyselenophenes.

The invention relates to a process for prepg. regioregular polymers, in particular head-to-tail (HT) poly(3-substituted) thiophenes and selenophenes, with high regioregularity and defined mol. wt., to the polymers prepd. by this process, and to the use of the polymers as semiconductors or charge transport materials in optical, electrooptical and electronic devices, including field effect transistors, electroluminescent, photovoltaic and sensor devices. Thus, 2,5-dibromo-3-hexylthiophene (3.5 kg) was dissolved in THF (18 kg) under N2, followed by adding a soln. of n-butylmagnesium chloride in THF (2M, 5.1 kg), and heating the mixt. to 25°. In parallel, 2,5-dibromo-3-hexylthiophene (87 g) was dissolved in THF (7.5 kg) in a sep. vessel under N2, followed by adding 1,3-bis(diphenylphosphino)propane (112 g) and Ni(COD)2 (73 g), stirring the mixt. at 60° for 10 min, and cooling to 25°. The catalyst mixt. was added to the Grignard mixt., and the system was heated to reflux for 5 min, followed by adding a soln. of n-butylmagnesium chloride in THF (2M, 0.7 kg), refluxing for 10 min, adding a 25%-aq. HCl soln. (8.5 kg) and methanol (40 kg) to obtain a polymer (73.4% yield) having a no.-av. mol. wt. of 19,770, a wt.-av. mol. wt. of 34,070, and a content of head-to-tail couplings of 94.7%. [on SciFinder(R)]

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Hwang I-W, Kim JY, Cho S, Yuen J, Coates N, Lee K, Heeney M, McCulloch I, Moses D, Heeger AJet al., 2008, Bulk heterojunction materials composed of poly(2,5-bis(3-tetradecylthiophen-2-yl)thieno[3,2-b]thiophene): Ultrafast electron transfer and carrier recombination, JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, Vol: 112, Pages: 7853-7857, ISSN: 1932-7447

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Ishwara T, Bradley DDC, Nelson J, Ravirajan P, Vanseveren I, Cleij T, Vanderzande D, Lutsen L, Tierney S, Heeney M, McCulloch Iet al., 2008, Influence of polymer ionization potential on the open-circuit voltage of hybrid polymer/TiO(2) solar cells, APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, Vol: 92, ISSN: 0003-6951

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Jung Y, Kline RJ, Fischer DA, Lin EK, Heeney M, McCulloch I, DeLongchamp DMet al., 2008, The effect of interfacial roughness on the thin film morphology and charge transport of high-performance polythiophenes, ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS, Vol: 18, Pages: 742-750, ISSN: 1616-301X

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Li FM, Dhagat P, Haverinen HM, McCulloch I, Heeney M, Jabbour GE, Nathan Aet al., 2008, Polymer thin film transistor without surface pretreatment on silicon nitride gate dielectric, APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, Vol: 93, ISSN: 0003-6951

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Mannsfeld SCB, Sharei A, Liu S, Roberts ME, McCulloch I, Heeney M, Bao Zet al., 2008, Highly Efficient Patterning of Organic Single-Crystal Transistors from the Solution Phase, ADVANCED MATERIALS, Vol: 20, Pages: 4044-+, ISSN: 0935-9648

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McCulloch I, Coelle M, Genevicius K, Hamilton R, Heckmeier M, Heeney M, Kreouzis T, Shkunov M, Zhang Wet al., 2008, Electrical properties of reactive liquid crystal semiconductors, International Symposium on Organic and Inorganic Electronic Materials and Related Nanotechnologies, Publisher: JAPAN SOC APPLIED PHYSICS, Pages: 488-491, ISSN: 0021-4922

CONFERENCE PAPER

Moad AJ, DeLongchamp DM, Kline RJ, Jung Y, Fischer DA, Gundlach DJ, Hamadani BH, McCulloch I, Heeney M, Richter LJet al., 2008, COLL 369-Molecular characterization of the thermal phase behavior of two high performance semiconducting polymers, ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, Vol: 235, ISSN: 0065-7727

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Northrup JE, Chabinyc ML, Hamilton R, McCulloch I, Heeney Met al., 2008, Theoretical and experimental investigations of a polyalkylated-thieno[3,2-b]thiophene semiconductor, JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, Vol: 104, ISSN: 0021-8979

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Ohkita H, Cook S, Astuti Y, Duffy W, Tierney S, Zhang W, Heeney M, McCulloch I, Nelson J, Bradley DDC, Durrant JRet al., 2008, Charge carrier formation in polythiophene/fullerene blend films studied by transient absorption spectroscopy, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, Vol: 130, Pages: 3030-3042, ISSN: 0002-7863

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Parmer JE, Mayer AC, Hardin BE, Scully SR, McGehee MD, Heeney M, McCulloch Iet al., 2008, Organic bulk heterojunction solar cells using poly(2,5-bis(3-tetradecyllthiophen-2-yl)thieno[3,2,-b]thiophene), APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, Vol: 92, ISSN: 0003-6951

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Rawcliffe R, Shkunov M, Heeney M, Tierney S, McCulloch I, Campbell Aet al., 2008, Organic field-effect transistors of poly(2,5-bis(3-dodecylthiophen-2-yl)thieno[2,3-b] thiophene) deposited on five different silane self-assembled monolayers, CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, Pages: 871-873, ISSN: 1359-7345

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Smith J, Hamilton R, Heeney M, de Leeuw DM, Cantatore E, Anthony JE, McCulloch I, Bradley DDC, Anthopoulos TDet al., 2008, High-performance organic integrated circuits based on solution processable polymer-small molecule blends, APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, Vol: 93, ISSN: 0003-6951

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Tierney S, Heeney M, Bailey C, Zhang Wet al., 2008, WO2008128618. Process for preparing substituted pentacenes.

The invention relates to a process of prepg. substituted pentacenes, to novel pentacenes prepd. by this process, to the use of the novel pentacenes as semiconductors or charge transport materials in optical, electrooptical or electronic devices including field effect transistors (FETs), electroluminescent, photovoltaic and sensor devices, and to FETs and other semiconducting components or materials comprising the novel pentacenes. Thus, 1,4,8,11-tetramethyl-6,13-bis(triethylsilylethynyl)dentacene was prepd. and used as a semiconductor for an OFET device, showing high mobility and a high on/off ratio. [on SciFinder(R)]

PATENT

Baldwin RJ, Kreouzis T, Shkunov M, Heeney M, Zhang W, McCulloch Iet al., 2007, A comprehensive study of the effect of reactive end groups on the charge carrier transport within polymerized and nonpolymerized liquid crystals, JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, Vol: 101, ISSN: 0021-8979

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Ballantyne AM, Chen L, Nelson J, Bradley DDC, Astuti Y, Maurano A, Shuttle CG, Durrant JR, Heeney M, Duffy W, McCulloch Iet al., 2007, Studies of highly regioregular poly(3-hexylselenophene) for photovoltaic applications, ADVANCED MATERIALS, Vol: 19, Pages: 4544-+, ISSN: 0935-9648

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Chabinyc ML, Lujan R, Endicott F, Toney MF, McCulloch I, Heeney Met al., 2007, Effects of the surface roughness of plastic-compatible inorganic dielectrics on polymeric thin film transistors, APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, Vol: 90, ISSN: 0003-6951

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Chabinyc ML, Toney MF, Kline RJ, McCulloch I, Heeney Met al., 2007, X-ray scattering study of thin films of poly(2,5-bis(3-alkylthiophen-2-yl)thieno[3,2-b]thiophene), JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, Vol: 129, Pages: 3226-3237, ISSN: 0002-7863

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Chang J-F, Sirringhaus H, Giles M, Heeney M, McCulloch Iet al., 2007, Relative importance of polaron activation and disorder on charge transport in high-mobility conjugated polymer field-effect transistors, PHYSICAL REVIEW B, Vol: 76, ISSN: 1098-0121

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