Controlled synthesis of conjugated random copolymers in a droplet-based microreactor

James H. Bannock, Mohammed Al-Hashimi, Siva H. Krishnadasan, Jonathan J.M. Halls, Martin Heeney, John C. De Mello

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Abstract

We report the highly controlled synthesis of conjugated random copolymers in a droplet-based microfluidic reactor. Using two optically distinct polymers, poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) and poly(3-hexylselenophene) (P3HS), a series of highly regioregular random copolymers is generated with physical properties intermediate to those of the parent homopolymers. Analysis by 1H nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy reveals the co-polymerisation process to follow ideal Bernoullian behavior.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)214-218
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Horizons
Volume1
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • General Materials Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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