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January 21, 2013
Functional Polymers: Accessing New DPP-Based Copolymers by Direct Heteroarylation Polymerization
Jean-Rémi Pouliot, Lauren G. Mercier, Samuel Caron, Mario Leclerc*
The direct heteroarylation polymerization methodology was adapted for the diketopyrrolopyrrole moiety, giving rise to copolymers that were difficult to obtain from standard Stille or Suzuki couplings. These new low-bandgap polymers proved to be efficient electron-transporting materials enabling possible applications in all-plastic solar cells.
Macromol. Chem. Phys., DOI: 10.1002/macp.201200573
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