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Title: Living Polymerization via Anionic Initiation for the Synthesis of Well-Defined PPV Materials
Authors: Cosemans, Inge
Wouters, Jimmy
Cleij, Thomas
Lutsen, Laurence
Maes, Wouter
Junkers, Thomas
Vanderzande, Dirk
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: The anionic polymerization of PPV via the sulfinyl precursor route is further investigated. When LHMDS is employed as the base to form the actively propagating quinodimethane system and THF as the solvent, anionic polymerizations can be observed. With the use of tert- butyl-substituted anionic initiators, specific functional groups can be built in the polymer chain and the chain length can be efficiently controlled, which is demonstrated here for the first time. With introduction of branched side chains on the aromatic core, soluble conjugated PPV material can be obtained with molecular weights in the range of 500016 000 g mol-1.
Notes: [Cosemans, Inge; Wouters, Jimmy; Cleij, Thomas; Maes, Wouter; Junkers, Thomas; Vanderzande, Dirk] Hasselt Univ, Inst Mat Res IMO Organ & Bio Polymer Chem, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Lutsen, Laurence] IMEC Div IMOMEC, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/13205
DOI: 10.1002/marc.201100758
ISI #: 000299689600009
ISSN: 1022-1336
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2013
Appears in Collections: Institute for Materials Research
Organic and Bio-polymer Chemistry

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