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Synthesis and molecular weight control of poly(3-hexylthiophene) using electrochemical polymerization in a flow microreactor

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Abstract

A new approach for the synthesis and molecular weight control of poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) using electrochemical polymerization in a flow microreactor is described. This synthetic system enabled electrochemical synthesis of soluble P3HT without its deposition using a flow microreactor. Careful selection of the reaction conditions enabled the control of molecular weight and distribution of the synthesized P3HT.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and molecular weight control of poly(3-hexylthiophene) using electrochemical polymerization in a flow microreactor

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The article was received on 20 Jun 2017, accepted on 26 Jul 2017 and first published on 26 Jul 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7RE00089H
Citation: React. Chem. Eng., 2017, Advance Article
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    Synthesis and molecular weight control of poly(3-hexylthiophene) using electrochemical polymerization in a flow microreactor

    M. Mizuno, H. Tateno, Y. Matsumura and M. Atobe, React. Chem. Eng., 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7RE00089H

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