Evolution of the Electronic Structure in a Conjugated Polymer Series: Polyacetylene, Poly(p-phenylene), and Poly(p-phenylenevinylene)

M. Lögdlund*, W. R. Salaneck, F. Meyers, Jean-Luc Bredas, G. A. Arbuckle, R. H. Friend, A. B. Holmes, G. Froyer

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Abstract

Poly(p-phenylenevinylene) can be loosely viewed as a regular copolymer of polyacetylene and poly(p-phenylene). Here, the electronic structures of polyacetylene, poly(p-phenylene), and poly(p-phenylenevinylene) have been studied using ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy and quantum chemical calculations based upon the valence effective Hamiltonian method. Excellent agreement between theory and experiment allows for a detailed description of the evolution of the electronic structure in this polymer series.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3815-3820
Number of pages6
JournalMacromolecules
Volume26
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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