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Title: Synthesis and characterization of water-soluble poly(p-phenylene vinylene) derivatives via the dithiocarbamate precursor route
Authors: VANDENBERGH, Joke
DERGENT, Jeroen
CONINGS, Bert
GOPALA, Krishna
MAES, Wouter
CLEIJ, Thomas
LUTSEN, Laurence
MANCA, Jean
VANDERZANDE, Dirk
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Citation: EUROPEAN POLYMER JOURNAL, 47(9). p. 1827-1835
Abstract: Two hydrophilic branched oligo(ethylene glycol)-substituted PPV derivatives, poly(2,5-bis(1,3-bis(triethoxymethoxy)propan-2-yloxy)-1,4-phenylene vinylene) (BTEMP-PPV) and poly(2-methoxy-5-(1,3-bis(triethoxymethoxy)propan-2-yloxy)-1,4-phenylene vinylene) (MTEMP-PPV), are presented. Polymerizations have been performed via the dithiocarbamate precursor route, using lithium hexamethyldisilazide (LHMDS) as a base, to obtain high molecular weight precursor polymers. After thermal conversion of the precursor polymers into the fully conjugated systems, the solubility of the polymers has been examined. The polar nonionic side chains of MTEMP-PPV and BTEMP-PPV render the PPV backbone soluble in a variety of solvents, including alcohols and even water, making these polymers suitable candidates to be used in optoelectronic devices that can be processed from environmentally friendly solvent systems. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Notes: Vanderzande, DJM (reprint author),[Vandenbergh, J; Dergent, J; Conings, B; Krishna, TVVG; Maes, W; Cleij, TJ; Manca, J; Vanderzande, DJM] Hasselt Univ, Inst Mat Res IMO, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Lutsen, L; Manca, J; Vanderzande, DJM] IMEC, Div IMOMEC, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Maes, W] Katholieke Univ Leuven, B-3001 Heverlee, Belgium. dirk.vanderzande@uhasselt.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/12306
DOI: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2011.06.014
ISI #: 000295070800011
ISSN: 0014-3057
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2012
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