The authors thank Drs. E. E. Havinga and R. A. J. Janssen for valuable discussions, F. L. Haarman for measuring the optical Kerr effects, and Philips Research for an unrestricted research grant.
Stereomutation in optically active regioregular polythiophenes†
Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
Copyright © 1995 Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 7, Issue 4, pages 385–387, April 1995
How to Cite
Bouman, M. M. and Meijer, E. W. (1995), Stereomutation in optically active regioregular polythiophenes. Adv. Mater., 7: 385–387. doi: 10.1002/adma.19950070408
- Issue published online: 15 SEP 2004
- Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
- Manuscript Revised: 4 FEB 1995
- Manuscript Received: 5 DEC 1994
π-conjugated polymers substituted with optically active side chains (see Figure) have been studied using circular dichroism, a powerful technique which reveals conformational changes. Thermochroism with a unique stereomutation (see this month's cover also) has been observed in regioregular chiral polythiophenes.