Polaron stability in semiconducting polymer neat films

Daniel Beatrup, Jessica Wade, Laure Biniek, Hugo Bronstein, Michael Hurhangee, Ji Seon Kim, Iain Mcculloch*, James R. Durrant

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We describe a spectroelectrochemical approach to accelerated electrochemical stability studies of conjugated polymers under oxidative stress. The polaron stabilities of alternating copolymers based on (i) thiophene and thiazole, namely PTTz, and (ii) bithiophene and thiazole, namely PTTTz, are compared in neat films with that of P3HT. P3HT is found to be the most stable whilst PTTz is found to be the least stable. This journal is

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14425-14428
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number92
StatePublished - Nov 28 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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