Well-defined fullerene-containing homopolymers and diblock copolymers with high fullerene content and their use for solution-phase and bulk organization

Zachary T. Ball, Kevin Sivula, Jean Frechet*

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Abstract

A fullerene-containing norbornene derivative is used for ring-opening metathesis polymerization to synthesize living polymers with high fullerene content. Incorporation of fullerene at every repeat of a small monomer allows high fullerene content and short inter-fullerene distances in a soluble polymer. The living nature of the polymerization also allows the synthesis of diblock copolymers, which exhibit micellar aggregation in solution and phase separation with interpenetrating C 60-domains in a thin film upon TEM imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)70-72
Number of pages3
JournalMacromolecules
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 10 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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