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Flexible thiophene polymers: a concerted macromolecular architecture for dielectrics

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Abstract

The design of novel dielectric polymers currently employs approaches on capitalizing main-chain and side-chain architectures respectively. This paper reports a concerted macromolecular architecture synergistically tuning both the polymeric backbone and side chain. Our approach relies on an oligomer thiophene side chain and a norbornene backbone. This architecture results in highly flexible and transparent dielectric polymers, superior to methacrylate polymer counterparts. A facile hydrogenation of the polynorbornene backbone results in more than two fold increase in the electric field breakdown strength with the conservation of low dielectric loss.

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The article was received on 05 Feb 2016, accepted on 25 Feb 2016 and first published on 26 Feb 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00233A
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2016,7, 2929-2933
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    Flexible thiophene polymers: a concerted macromolecular architecture for dielectrics

    X. Yin, Y. Qiao, M. R. Gadinski, Q. Wang and C. Tang, Polym. Chem., 2016, 7, 2929
    DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00233A

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