Synthesis and self-assembly of conjugated polymer precursors containing dichlorocarbonate groups by living ring-opening metathesis polymerization

Hassan S. Bazzi, Hanadi F. Sleiman

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Abstract

We have used the living ring-opening metathesis polymerization reaction with Cl2(PCy3)2-Ru=CHPh to generate a new class of conjugated polymer precursors containing the reactive group 1,2-dichlorocarbonate in their backbone. These polymers possess narrow molecular weight distributions and are easily processable. We have incorporated the 1,2-dichlorocarbonate monomers into block copolymers and have shown that these systems can self-assemble in selective solvents to generate spherical micellar aggregates (TEM). Mild hydrolytic treatment of these precursor polymers converts them into novel low-band-gap conjugated polymers and block copolymers containing 1,2-diol groups in their backbone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)624-629
Number of pages6
JournalMacromolecules
Volume35
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jan 2002

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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