Department of Chemistry
ZnII bisterpyridine metallopolymers: Improved processability by the introduction of polymeric side chains
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. Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
atom-transfer radical polymerization (ATRP), conducting polymers, inkjet printing, metal-polymer complexes, self-assembly
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Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics
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Wild, Andreas, Anke Teichler, Christian Von Der Ehe, Andreas Winter, Martin D. Hager, Bing Yao, Baohua Zhang, Zhiyuan Xie, Wai-Yeung Wong, and Ulrich S. Schubert. "ZnII bisterpyridine metallopolymers: Improved processability by the introduction of polymeric side chains." Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 214.10 (2013): 1072-1080.