Patent Number: 8,821,762

Title: Anthra[2,3-b]benzo[d]thiophene derivatives and their use as organic semiconductors

Abstract: The invention relates to novel anthra[2,3-b]benzo[d]thiophene derivatives, methods of their preparation, their use as semiconductors in organic electronic (OE) devices, and to OE devices comprising these derivatives.

Inventors: Tierney; Steven (Southampton, GB), Wang; Changsheng (Durham, GB), Mitchell; William (Chandler's Ford, GB)

Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH

International Classification: H01B 1/12 (20060101); H01L 29/08 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018