Poly([1,4]dithiino[2,3-c]furan): the synthesis, electrochemistry, and optoelectronic properties of a furan-containing polymer

Kaur, S., Findlay, N. J. , Coomer, F. C., Berridge, R. and Skabara, P. J. (2013) Poly([1,4]dithiino[2,3-c]furan): the synthesis, electrochemistry, and optoelectronic properties of a furan-containing polymer. Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 34(16), pp. 1330-1334. (doi:10.1002/marc.201300357) (PMID:23877889)

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Abstract

The chemical synthesis of a novel polyfuran, poly(2,3‐bis(hexylthio)‐[1,4]dithiino[2,3‐c]furan) (PBDF), substituted at the 2,3‐positions with an S‐alkylated dithiin unit, is reported. The new polymer has been characterized in terms of its electronic absorption, electrochemical, and thermal properties. Employment of the dithiin moiety provides intrinsic additional electroactivity, as well as a functional handle for substitution with alkyl groups, enhancing the processability of the polymer. The new polymer is compared with the closely related and well‐established literature compounds PEDOT and PEDTT as well‐studied, highly chalcogenated polythiophenes.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Skabara, Professor Peter and Findlay, Mr Neil
Authors: Kaur, S., Findlay, N. J., Coomer, F. C., Berridge, R., and Skabara, P. J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Macromolecular Rapid Communications
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:1022-1336
ISSN (Online):1521-3927
Published Online:23 July 2013

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