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Controlled synthesis of conjugated random copolymers in a droplet-based microreactor

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We report the highly controlled synthesis of conjugated random copolymers in a droplet-based microfluidic reactor. Using two optically distinct polymers, poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) and poly(3-hexylselenophene) (P3HS), a series of highly regioregular random copolymers is generated with physical properties intermediate to those of the parent homopolymers. Analysis by 1H nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy reveals the co-polymerisation process to follow ideal Bernoullian behavior.

Graphical abstract: Controlled synthesis of conjugated random copolymers in a droplet-based microreactor

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Submitted
25 Jul 2013
Accepted
02 Oct 2013
First published
10 Oct 2013

This article is Open Access

Mater. Horiz., 2014,1, 214-218
Article type
Communication

Controlled synthesis of conjugated random copolymers in a droplet-based microreactor

J. H. Bannock, M. Al-Hashimi, S. H. Krishnadasan, J. J. M. Halls, M. Heeney and J. C. de Mello, Mater. Horiz., 2014, 1, 214
DOI: 10.1039/C3MH00066D

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