Title Surface-initiated kumada catalyst-transfer polycondensation of poly(9,9-dioctylfluorene) from organosilica particles
Date 19.03.2010
Number 23342
Abstract Surface-initiated polymerization of poly(9,9-dioctylfluorene) (PFO), an important blue light-emitting polymer, was performed from microparticles. The grafting process is based on Kumada catalyst-transfer polycondensation and lead to PFO brushes of a high grafting density. The high grafting density is a reason of unusually strong propensity of the tethered PFO chains to adopt planar and ordered conformations (b-phase). Our method should be extendable for the preparation of various micro- and nanosized objects having conjugated polymer shells with precisely preorganized chains and thus it would become a powerful tool in engineering of new materials for optoelectronic application.
Publisher Polymer Preprints
Citation Polymer Preprints 51 (2010) 598-599
Authors Tkachov, R. ; Senkovsky, V. ; Oertel, U. ; Stamm, M. ; Kiriy, A.

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