Synthesis of poly(p-phenylene vinylene) materials via the precursor routes

Thomas Junkers, Joke Vandenbergh, Peter Adriaensens, Laurence Lutsen, Dirk Vanderzande

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Poly(p-phenylene vinylene)s (PPVs) are an important class of conjugated polymer materials that have in the last few years gained significant interest in the polymer community. (Precursor) Synthesis routes to obtain high-molecular weight PPVs are reviewed with respect to the applicability of the reactions towards specific synthesis goals and materials as well as structural integrity of the obtained polymers, which affect the applicability of these compounds in electronic devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-285
Number of pages11
JournalPolymer Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2012
Externally publishedYes

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