Microfluidic Reactors: Continuous Synthesis of Device-Grade Semiconducting Polymers in Droplet-Based Microreactors (Adv. Funct. Mater. 17/2013)

Authors

  • James H. Bannock,

    1. Centre for Plastic Electronics, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2AY, UK
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  • Siva H. Krishnadasan,

    1. Centre for Plastic Electronics, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2AY, UK
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  • Adrian M. Nightingale,

    1. Centre for Plastic Electronics, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2AY, UK
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  • Chin Pang Yau,

    1. Centre for Plastic Electronics, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2AY, UK
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  • Kevin Khaw,

    1. Centre for Plastic Electronics, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2AY, UK
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  • Daniel Burkitt,

    1. Solar Press, 2 Royal College Street, London NW1 0NH, UK
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  • Jonathan J. M. Halls,

    1. Solar Press, 2 Royal College Street, London NW1 0NH, UK
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  • Martin Heeney,

    Corresponding author
    1. Centre for Plastic Electronics, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2AY, UK
    • Centre for Plastic Electronics, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2AY, UK.
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  • John C. de Mello

    Corresponding author
    1. Centre for Plastic Electronics, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2AY, UK
    2. Solar Press, 2 Royal College Street, London NW1 0NH, UK
    • Centre for Plastic Electronics, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2AY, UK.
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Abstract

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On page 2123 Martin Heeney, John C. de Mello, and co-workers describe a method for the controlled synthesis of device-grade semiconducting polymers using a droplet-based microfluidic reactor. The use of a droplet reactor provides a controlled and stable environment for polymer synthesis and avoids the usual deterioration in materials quality that can occur when conventional batch syntheses are scaled from the subgram level to higher quantities.

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