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Synthesis and properties of a series of quinoxaline-based copolymers: an example to understand the effect of the structure of the mainchain and sidechain on the charge transport ability of the polymers

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Abstract

Five D–A (donor–acceptor) copolymers P1–P5 were designed and synthesized, with the mainchain constructed with thiophene derivatives as D and a quinoxaline unit as A, and the sidechain constructed with alkyl groups or alkylthienyl groups. All the polymers showed good thermal stability for device fabrication. The absorption spectra revealed that the five polymers covered a wide absorption range from 300 to 727 nm (with P1), and to 755 nm (with P5). Characterization results showed that both the mainchain and sidechain structures played important roles in the optical, electronic and charge transport properties. OTFT devices were fabricated to evaluate the mobilities of copolymers, and P3 with benzodithiophene and quinoxaline moieties as the mainchain and pure linear alkyl groups as the sidechain manifested the best performance.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and properties of a series of quinoxaline-based copolymers: an example to understand the effect of the structure of the mainchain and sidechain on the charge transport ability of the polymers

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The article was received on 22 May 2017, accepted on 28 Jun 2017 and first published on 29 Jun 2017


Article type: Research Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7QM00229G
Citation: Mater. Chem. Front., 2017,1, 2085-2093
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    Synthesis and properties of a series of quinoxaline-based copolymers: an example to understand the effect of the structure of the mainchain and sidechain on the charge transport ability of the polymers

    D. Chen, C. Zhong, Y. Zhao, Y. Liu and J. Qin, Mater. Chem. Front., 2017, 1, 2085
    DOI: 10.1039/C7QM00229G

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