Impact of systematic structural variation on the energetics of π−π stacking interactions and associated computed charge transfer integrals of crystalline diketopyrrolopyrroles
Kennedy, Alan R.
McHugh, Callum J.
McLean, Andrew J.
Control over solid state structure is critical for effective performance in optoelectronic devices bearing π-conjugated charge mediating organic materials. A series of five structurally related N-benzyl-substituted diketopyrrolopyrroles (DPPs) differing ... Novel crystal structures demonstrating long molecular axis, slipped, π−π cofacial stacking motifs and associated semiconductor bands in a series of N-benzylated diketopyrrolopyrroles are reported. Through variation of just 2 atoms from 60, clear crystal structure/(computed) charge transport activity interdependency is observed, with two structures exhibiting hole transport integrals comparable to Rubrene, a highly effective positive charge carrying, organic, crystalline material