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Facile synthesis of poly(3-hexylthiophene)-block-poly(ethylene oxide) copolymers via Steglich esterification

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Abstract

Poly(ethylene oxide) has been coupled to poly(3-hexylthiophene) using esterification to produce pure diblock copolymers, highly relevant for use in organic electronic devices. The new synthetic route described herein uses a metal-free coupling step, for the first time, to afford well-defined polymers in high yields following facile purification.

Graphical abstract: Facile synthesis of poly(3-hexylthiophene)-block-poly(ethylene oxide) copolymers via Steglich esterification

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The article was received on 19 Apr 2013, accepted on 13 May 2013 and first published on 13 May 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3PY00505D
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2013,4, 3652-3655
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    Facile synthesis of poly(3-hexylthiophene)-block-poly(ethylene oxide) copolymers via Steglich esterification

    H. Erothu, A. A. Sohdi, A. C. Kumar, A. J. Sutherland, C. Dagron-Lartigau, A. Allal, R. C. Hiorns and P. D. Topham, Polym. Chem., 2013, 4, 3652
    DOI: 10.1039/C3PY00505D

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