Macromolecular Symposia

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June 08, 2009

Functional Polymers: Aligned Packing Structures

Functional Polymers: Aligned Packing Structures

Hiroshi Yamada, Caihong Xu, Aiko Fukazawa, Atsushi Wakamiya, and Shigehiro Yamaguchi*

Progress in the field of organic electronics highly depends on the development of new π-conjugated molecules with improved electronic and photophysical properties. One promising class of π-systems is the ladder-type π-conjugated compounds that consist of fully fused polycyclic skeletons. Yamaguchi and co-workers investigate a possible crystal engineering of ladder bridged oligo(π-phenylenevinylene) analogs by introducing alkyl chains on the bridging moieties. Their careful investigation regarding the photophysical properties in the crystalline state revealed that the all-parallel-aligned packing structure tends to cause a high fluorescence quantum yield.

Macromol. Chem. Phys., DOI: 10.1002/macp.200900037

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