Macromolecular Scaffolding: The Relationship Between Nanoscale Architecture and Function in Multichromophoric Arrays for Organic Electronics (pages E81–E88)
Vincenzo Palermo, Erik Schwartz, Chris E. Finlayson, Andrea Liscio, Matthijs B. J. Otten, Sara Trapani, Klaus Müllen, David Beljonne, Richard H. Friend, Roeland J. M. Nolte, Alan E. Rowan and Paolo Samorì
Article first published online: 4 JAN 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.200903672
Accurate control over the position of functional groups can be obtained by developing ultrarigid synthetic macromolecular scaffolds exposing the functional groups of choice in the side-chains. This allows fine tuning of the electronic interaction between organic semiconducting moieties: the (opto)electronic properties of these new functional architectures are explored by constructing prototypes of field-effect transistors and solar cells.