Title: The Synthesis of Poly(thiophene-co-fluorene) Gradient Copolymers
Authors: Hardeman, Tine
Koeckelberghs, Guy # ×
Issue Date: Sep-2015
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Series Title: Macromolecules vol:48 pages:6987-6993
Abstract: The copolymerization of thiophene and fluorene starting from a mixture of both monomers is investigated. It is shown that these monomers are incapable of copolymerizing using a Kumada catalyst transfer polycondensation. However, when the Pd(RuPhos)-protocol is used, this copolymerization is enabled and gradient copolymers are obtained. This protocol is applied to synthesize a series of 6 polymers with varying monomer feed and the properties of these gradient copolymers are investigated. This new class of materials, which was previously inaccessible using other catalysts, shows unique properties compared to the block copolymer analogues.
ISSN: 0024-9297
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Polymer Chemistry and Materials
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