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
Pages (from-to)214-218
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Horizons
Volume1
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2014

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poly(3-hexylthiophene)

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Bannock, J. H., Al-Hashimi, M., Krishnadasan, S. H., Halls, J. J. M., Heeney, M., & De Mello, J. C. (2014). Controlled synthesis of conjugated random copolymers in a droplet-based microreactor. Materials Horizons, 1(2), 214-218. https://doi.org/10.1039/c3mh00066d

Controlled synthesis of conjugated random copolymers in a droplet-based microreactor. / Bannock, James H.; Al-Hashimi, Mohammed; Krishnadasan, Siva H.; Halls, Jonathan J M; Heeney, Martin; De Mello, John C.

In: Materials Horizons, Vol. 1, No. 2, 01.03.2014, p. 214-218.

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Bannock, JH, Al-Hashimi, M, Krishnadasan, SH, Halls, JJM, Heeney, M & De Mello, JC 2014, 'Controlled synthesis of conjugated random copolymers in a droplet-based microreactor', Materials Horizons, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 214-218. https://doi.org/10.1039/c3mh00066d
Bannock, James H. ; Al-Hashimi, Mohammed ; Krishnadasan, Siva H. ; Halls, Jonathan J M ; Heeney, Martin ; De Mello, John C. / Controlled synthesis of conjugated random copolymers in a droplet-based microreactor. In: Materials Horizons. 2014 ; Vol. 1, No. 2. pp. 214-218.
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