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Synthesis and Characterization of Cross-Linked Conjugated Polymer Milli-, Micro-, and Nanoparticles

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  • Eric Hittinger,

    1. Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 2100 Adelbert Rd., Cleveland, OH 44106-7202, USA, Fax: (+1) 216-368-4202
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  • Akshay Kokil,

    1. Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 2100 Adelbert Rd., Cleveland, OH 44106-7202, USA, Fax: (+1) 216-368-4202
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  • Christoph Weder Prof.

    1. Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 2100 Adelbert Rd., Cleveland, OH 44106-7202, USA, Fax: (+1) 216-368-4202
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  • We thank John Sears for help with the SEM study and gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Petroleum Research Fund (ACS-PRF 38525-AC), the National Science Foundation (NSF DMR-0215342), and DuPont (Young Professor Grant to C.W.).

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The use of aqueous emulsions as the media when conducting cross-coupling reactions, instead of homogeneous solutions, produces covalently cross-linked conjugated polymer particles (see picture). The size of the spherical particles can easily be tuned over a wide range (mm to nm) by modification of the reaction conditions. The resulting materials are processable in the form of a suspension and promise to have interesting electronic properties.

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