Benzocarborano[2,1- b:3,4- b ′]dithiophene containing conjugated polymers: Synthesis, characterization, and optoelectronic properties

Jonathan Marshall*, Bob C. Schroeder, Hugo Bronstein, Iain Meager, Stephan Rossbauer, Nir Yaacobi-Gross, Ester Buchaca-Domingo, Thomas Anthopoulos, Natalie Stingelin, Peter Beavis, Martin Heeney

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Abstract

We report the stannylation of a benzocarborano[2,1-b:3,4-b′] dithiophene monomer and its polymerization by Stille polycondensation with solubilized cyclopentadithiophene and diketopyrrolopyrrole derivatives. The physical, material, and optoelectronic properties of the resultant conjugated copolymers are reported, demonstrating that benzocarboranodithiophene acts as a mildly electron-withdrawing monomer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-96
Number of pages8
JournalMacromolecules
Volume47
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 14 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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