All-Conjugated, Rod-Rod Block Copolymers-Generation and Self-Assembly Properties

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  • Ullrich Scherf,

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    1. Macromolecular Chemistry Group and Institute for Polymer Technology, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Gauss-Str. 20, D-42097 Wuppertal, Germany
    • Macromolecular Chemistry Group and Institute for Polymer Technology, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Gauss-Str. 20, D-42097 Wuppertal, Germany.
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  • Sylwia Adamczyk,

    1. Macromolecular Chemistry Group and Institute for Polymer Technology, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Gauss-Str. 20, D-42097 Wuppertal, Germany
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  • Andrea Gutacker,

    1. Macromolecular Chemistry Group and Institute for Polymer Technology, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Gauss-Str. 20, D-42097 Wuppertal, Germany
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  • Nils Koenen

    1. Macromolecular Chemistry Group and Institute for Polymer Technology, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Gauss-Str. 20, D-42097 Wuppertal, Germany
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Abstract

Based on their rigid-rod structure all-conjugated, rod-rod block copolymers show a preferred tendency to self-assemble into low-curvature vesicular or lamellar nanostructures independent from their specific chemical structure and composition. This unique and attractive behaviour is clearly illustrated in a few examples of such all-conjugated block copolymers. The resulting nanostructured heteromaterials may find applications in electronic devices or artificial membranes.

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