Controlled synthesis of conjugated random copolymers in a droplet-based microreactor Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2015. 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.

altmetric score

  • 2.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Bannock, J. H., Al-Hashimi, M., Krishnadasan, S. H., Halls, J., Heeney, M., & de Mello, J. C.

citation count

  • 15

publication date

  • January 2014