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Polymerization of acrylates based on n-type organic semiconductors using Cu(0)-RDRP

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Abstract

Three acrylic monomers have been prepared based on organic semiconductor motifs commonly used as n-type materials in organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) and organic thin-film transistors (OTFTs). Facile room-temperature polymerizations were developed for these materials based on Cu(0) reversible deactivation radical polymerization (RDRP), providing polymers with polydispersities as low as 1.14 at conversions up to 97%. Under these conditions, these materials display first-order polymerization kinetics up to high conversions of 92–97%. The optical, electrochemical and thermal properties for each of these n-type materials are also described. These methods provide a simple and inexpensive route to well-defined polymeric n-type organic semiconductors with potential applications in organic electronic devices.

Graphical abstract: Polymerization of acrylates based on n-type organic semiconductors using Cu(0)-RDRP

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The article was received on 01 May 2018, accepted on 17 May 2018 and first published on 18 May 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8PY00670A
Polym. Chem., 2018,9, 3359-3367

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    Polymerization of acrylates based on n-type organic semiconductors using Cu(0)-RDRP

    C. M. Tonge, E. R. Sauvé, N. R. Paisley, J. E. Heyes and Z. M. Hudson, Polym. Chem., 2018, 9, 3359
    DOI: 10.1039/C8PY00670A

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