Facile synthesis of poly(3-hexylthiophene)-block-poly(ethylene oxide) copolymers via Steglich esterification

Harikrishna Erothu, Arun Sohdi, Anitha C. Kumar, Andy Sutherland, Christine Dagron-Lartigau, Ahmed Allal, Roger Hiorns, Paul Topham

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Abstract

Poly(ethylene oxide) has been coupled to poly(3-hexylthiophene) using esterification to produce pure diblock copolymers, highly relevant for use in organic electronic devices. The new synthetic route described herein uses a metal-free coupling step, for the first time, to afford well-defined polymers in high yields following facile purification.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3652-3655
Number of pages4
JournalPolymer Chemistry
Volume4
Issue number13
Early online date13 May 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jul 2013

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Polyethylene oxides
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poly(3-hexylthiophene)

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Erothu, Harikrishna ; Sohdi, Arun ; Kumar, Anitha C. ; Sutherland, Andy ; Dagron-Lartigau, Christine ; Allal, Ahmed ; Hiorns, Roger ; Topham, Paul. / Facile synthesis of poly(3-hexylthiophene)-block-poly(ethylene oxide) copolymers via Steglich esterification. In: Polymer Chemistry. 2013 ; Vol. 4, No. 13. pp. 3652-3655.
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