Solubility assessment of organic semiconductors with Crystal16

  • Application note
  • March 22, 2024

The application of organic electronics is rapidly expanding, revolutionizing areas like display technology, renewable energy, and wearable electronics. Notable for their flexibility, lightweight nature, and cost-effectiveness, organic materials are now key components in devices such as organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), organic field effect transistors (OFETs), and organic photovoltaics (OPVs), offering a flexible alternative to traditional devices made from inorganic materials.

This growth is transforming consumer electronics and opening new avenues in sectors like smart textiles and medical devices, highlighting the versatile potential of organic electronics in contemporary technology.

In this application note, we look at how the Crystal16 instrument can be used to easily determine the solubility of small-molecule organic semiconductors in organic solvents. Furthermore, the Crystal16 enables you to rapidly build up a solubility library for your compounds of interest, which is critical for developing liquid formulations for the ‘wet’ manufacturing of organic small-molecule semiconductors.

Content overview:

  • Introduction to organic semiconductors and their advantages
  • Manufacturing methods: Wet and Dry
  • Role of solvent selection
  • Solubility of organic semiconductors
  • Methodology
  • Results & Conclusions

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