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Heuken, M. ; Komber, H. ; Erdmann, T. ; Senkovskyy, V. ; Kiriy, A. ; Voit, B.
Fullerence-functionalized donor-acceptor block copolymers through etherification as stabilizers for bulk

A new synthetic method for the covalent linking of fullerenes to polymers is introduced. The Bingel-reaction was used to prepare bromine-functionalized fullerene building blocks that could be covalently linked to hydroxyl groups of model copolymers by the cesium carbonate promoted Williamson ether synthesis. Subsequently, block copolymers with a second block based on styrene and hydroxystyrene or hydroxyethyl methacrylate could be synthesized with a poly(3-hexylthiophene)–TEMPO macroinitiator through NMRP. Fullerene derivatives were linked to these polymers in a controlled manner and donor–acceptor block copolymers with high fullerene contents of near 50 wt % were achieved.

Quelle
Macromolecules 45

Seiten
4101-4114

DOI
http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ma300473w

Erschienen am
April 2012
 
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