Controlled synthesis of MDMO-PPV and block copolymers made thereof

Joke Vandenbergh, Inge Cosemans, Laurence Lutsen, Dirk Vanderzande, Thomas Junkers

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Poly[2-methoxy-5-(3,7-dimethyloctyloxy)-1,4-phenylene-vinylene] (MDMO-PPV) with various average molecular weights was directly synthesized via the sulfinyl precursor route by employing excess amounts of CBr 4 as control agent. Bromine functional materials were obtained in the range of a few thousand to close to 80000 g mol -1. Also, block copolymers have become available via reactivation of the chains in ATRP.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1722-1725
Number of pages4
JournalPolymer Chemistry
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2012
Externally publishedYes

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