Molecular Design and Applications of Photofunctional Polymers and Materials Editors: Wai-Yeung Wong, Alaa S Abd-El-Aziz

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Functional organic and organometallic polymers and materials have gained much attention as versatile materials for energy interconversions and optoelectronic/photonic applications, including electrical energy generation in photovoltaic cells and light generation in organic light-emitting diodes, as they offer a low cost, light weight and simple option for device fabrication. Molecular Design and Applications of Photofunctional Polymers and Materials presents a critical perspective of the current field, with emphasis on fundamental concepts and current applications in optoelectronics, electronics and nanotechnology. The book also covers photochemically degradable polymers, electrochromic and photochromic materials, biosensing and bioimaging materials, and low- and high-refractive index materials. With contributions from leading experts in the field, this timely book will provide a valuable contribution to the community enabling new synthetic methods to be developed to produce new materials with specific functional roles.

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Polymer Chemistry Series

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Professor Wai-Yeung Wong (FRSC, CChem) is a Professor of Chemistry at the Hong Kong Baptist University. His research interests are in the area of synthetic inorganic, organometallic and polymer chemistry with specific focus on functional materials for optoelectronic and photonic applications. Currently, he has a distinguished record of some 300 scientific publications in leading journals to date. Professor Alaa Abd-El-Azizis is Professor of Chemistry, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada. His work includes development of new synthetic methodologies for organic and organometallic polymers; electrochemical studies of organometallic oligomeric and polymeric materials; and the investigation of structural variations on the thermal properties of polymers.