ZnII bisterpyridine metallopolymers: Improved processability by the introduction of polymeric side chains

Andreas Wild, Anke Teichler, Christian Von Der Ehe, Andreas Winter, Martin D. Hager, Bing Yao, Baohua Zhang, Zhiyuan Xie, Wai Yeung WONG*, Ulrich S. Schubert

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Abstract

Introducing well-defined polymeric side chains to bisterpyridine coordination polymers enables the synthesis of materials with tailor-made optical and mechanical properties. The polymers are introduced either by a copper-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition (grafting-onto) or an atom transfer radical polymerization (polymerization-from) method. The resulting metallopolymers exhibit improved solubility in common organic solvents and can, therefore, be inkjet-printed from chlorinated benzene solutions. The photophysical properties of the so-produced homogeneous films are investigated and a proof-of-principle polymer light-emitting device can be constructed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1072-1080
Number of pages9
JournalMacromolecular Chemistry and Physics
Volume214
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2013

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

User-Defined Keywords

  • atom-transfer radical polymerization (ATRP)
  • conducting polymers
  • inkjet printing
  • metal-polymer complexes
  • self-assembly

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