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Tailoring the optoelectronic properties of donor-acceptor-donor type pi-conjugated polymers via incorporating different electron-acceptor moieties

2012-01-31
Tarkuc, Simge
Udum, Yasemin Arslan
Toppare, Levent Kamil
Syntheses of donor-acceptor-donor type of pi-conjugated monomers were performed to examine the effect of the acceptor units' strength on the electrochemical and optoelectrochemical properties of the resulting monomer and polymer. Palladium catalyzed Stille cross-coupling reaction of an organotin reagent with an organic electrophile was used for the synthesis of target monomers, 5,8-bis(4-hexylthiophen-2-yl)-2-(2,3-dihydrobenzo[b][1,4]clioxin-6-y1)-3-(2,3-dihydrobenzo[b][1,41dioxin-7-yl)quinoxaline (DBQHT) and 10,13-bis(4-hexylthiophen-2-yl)dibenzo[a,c]phenazine (PHEHT).