2-(2-Methoxyphenyl)-1,3-dimethyl-1H-benzoimidazol-3-ium iodide as a new air-stable n-type dopant for vacuum-processed organic semiconductor thin films.

Journal of the American Chemical Society

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Wei P, Menke T, Naab BD, Leo K, Riede M, Bao Z. 2-(2-Methoxyphenyl)-1,3-dimethyl-1H-benzoimidazol-3-ium iodide as a new air-stable n-type dopant for vacuum-processed organic semiconductor thin films. J Am Chem Soc. 2012;134(9):3999-4002.
2-(2-Methoxyphenyl)-1,3-dimethyl-1H-benzoimidazol-3-ium iodide (o-MeO-DMBI-I) was synthesized and employed as a strong n-type dopant for fullerene C(60), a well-known n-channel semiconductor. The coevaporated thin films showed a maximum conductivity of 5.5 S/cm at a doping concentration of 8.0 wt% (14 mol%), which is the highest value reported to date for molecular n-type conductors. o-MeO-DMBI-I can be stored and handled in air for extended periods without degradation and is thus promising for various organic electronic devices.