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Issue 17, 2016
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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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Submitted
05 Feb 2016
Accepted
25 Feb 2016
First published
26 Feb 2016

Polym. Chem., 2016,7, 2929-2933
Article type
Communication

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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