ZnII Bisterpyridine Metallopolymers: Improved Processability by the Introduction of Polymeric Side Chains (pages 1072–1080)
Andreas Wild, Anke Teichler, Christian von der Ehe, Andreas Winter, Martin D. Hager, Bing Yao, Baohua Zhang, Zhiyuan Xie, Wai-Yeung Wong and Ulrich S. Schubert
Article first published online: 2 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201300003
Tailoring of the optical and mechanical properties of bisterpyridine coordination polymers is enabled by the introduction of well-defined polymeric side chains. The resulting metallopolymers exhibit improved solubility and processability and can, therefore, easily be inkjet-printed. The photophysical properties of the so-produced homogeneous films are investigated and a proof-of-principle polymer light-emitting device can be constructed.