Patent Number: 8,871,884

Title: Copolymer semiconductors comprising thiazolothiazole or benzobisthiazole, or benzobisoxazole electron acceptor subunits, and electron donor subunits, and their uses in transistors and solar cells

Abstract: The inventions disclosed, described, and/or claimed herein relate to copolymers comprising copolymers comprising electron accepting A subunits that comprise thiazolothiazole, benzobisthiazole, or benzobisoxazoles rings, and electron donating subunits that comprise certain heterocyclic groups. The copolymers are useful for manufacturing organic electronic devices, including transistors and solar cells. The invention also relates to certain synthetic precursors of the copolymers. Methods for making the copolymers and the derivative electronic devices are also described.

Inventors: Jenekhe; Samson A. (Seattle, WA), Subramaniyan; Selvam (Seattle, WA), Ahmed; Eilaf (Cambridge, MA), Xin; Hao (Seattle, WA), Kim; Felix Sunjoo (Seattle, WA)

Assignee: University of Washington

International Classification: C08F 30/08 (20060101); C08F 234/04 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-28 0:00:00