High surface area contorted conjugated microporous polymers based on spiro-bipropylenedioxythiophene

Jia-Xing Jiang, Andrea Laybourn, Rob Clowes, Yaroslav Z. Khimyak, John Bacsa, Simon J. Higgins, Dave J. Adams, Andrew I. Cooper

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Abstract

Conjugated polymers derived from thiophene or 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene derivatives have been widely investigated for use in organic thin-film transistors and organic photovoltaic devices. We describe here the synthesis of a series of conjugated microporous polymers formed by reaction of spiro-bis(2,5-dibromopropylenedioxythiophene) with one of three di- or triethynyl monomers. These polymers have surface areas up to 1631 m2/g and exhibit significant microporosity, suggesting possible applications in the fields of organic electronics or optoelectronics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7577-7582
Number of pages6
JournalMacromolecules
Volume43
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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