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Synthesis of ester side chain functionalized all-conjugated diblock copolythiophenes via the Rieke method

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Abstract

Ester-functionalized all-conjugated diblock copolythiophenes are synthesized by an optimized Rieke zinc protocol. These light-harvesting semiconducting electron donor polymers are of high interest in the field of organic photovoltaics as both the block architecture and the (functionalized) side chains play a crucial role in determining the bulk heterojunction active layer blend (nano)morphology and thereby the final polymer solar cell efficiency and lifetime.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of ester side chain functionalized all-conjugated diblock copolythiophenes via the Rieke method

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The article was received on 29 Nov 2013, accepted on 24 Dec 2013 and first published on 06 Jan 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3PY01661G
Polym. Chem., 2014,5, 1832-1837

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    Synthesis of ester side chain functionalized all-conjugated diblock copolythiophenes via the Rieke method

    S. Kudret, N. Van den Brande, M. Defour, B. Van Mele, L. Lutsen, D. Vanderzande and W. Maes, Polym. Chem., 2014, 5, 1832
    DOI: 10.1039/C3PY01661G

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