Electroactive and photoactive poly[isoindigo-alt-EDOT] synthesized using direct (hetero)arylation polymerization in batch and in continuous flow

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.5b00083
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TypeArticle
Journal titleChemistry of Materials
ISSN0897-4756
Volume27
Issue6
Pages21372143; # of pages: 7
SubjectAromatic compounds; Chemical reactions; Conjugated polymers; Electronic properties; Organometallics; Polymerization; Solar cells; Batch-to-batch variations; Continuous flow methods; Continuous flows; Electro actives; Organic electronics; Organometallic intermediates; Polymerization method; Synthetic pathways; Field effect transistors
AbstractIn this work, a combined approach was used to obtain a low-cost material for organic electronics by focusing on inexpensive monomers, short synthetic pathway, high-yielding polymerization method, low waste, and easy scalability. To achieve this, a new material, poly[isoindigo-alt-3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene], was synthesized using direct (hetero)arylation polymerization (DHAP). Only a few synthetic steps are required to obtain this material, and no organometallic intermediates are used. In order to make a bigger step toward a truly inexpensive technology, continuous flow methods were applied for the first time to DHAP. This method helped solving a common problem encountered in conjugated polymers synthesis, namely, batch-to-batch variations. Electronic properties of this polymeric material were evaluated using field effect transistors (μ<inf>h</inf> = 7 × 10-3 cm2·V-1·s-1) and solar cells (η = 3.0%).
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PublisherACS Publications
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; Information and Communication Technologies
Peer reviewedYes
NPARC number21275660
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