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Functional Organic Semiconductors Based on Bay-Annulated Indigo (BAI).


The advancement of organic electronics has been continually pushed by the need for stable and high performance acceptor materials. By utilizing inexpensive and stable indigo dye as a starting material, Bay-Annulated Indigo (BAI) provides a new motif for the development of semiconducting materials. Modular and straightforward synthesis makes BAI an outstanding platform for molecular design, while excellent stability, strong absorption, and high ambipolar mobility render BAI-based materials excellent candidates for organic electronics. BAI-based polymers and small molecules have taken advantage of these properties to show promising results in a variety of applications.

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