We have successfully obtained spin-coated films of unsubstituted planar phthalocyanines (free-base and copper phthalocyanine) from trifluoroacetic acid and chlorobenzene mixed solutions for the first time. The pre-annealed films did not consist of pure phthalocyanines; these films contained the solvent molecules. However, the residual solvent molecules could be removed by annealing at 425 K for 2 h in vacuum. This technique is useful for fabricating unsubstituted planar phthalocyanine thin films.
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
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- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry