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April 03, 2013
Functional Polymers: ZnII Bisterpyridine Metallopolymers: Improved Processability by the Introduction of Polymeric Side Chains
Andreas Wild, Anke Teichler, Christian von der Ehe, Andreas Winter, Martin D. Hager, Bing Yao, Baohua Zhang, Zhiyuan Xie, Wai-Yeung Wong,* Ulrich S. Schubert*
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.
Macromol. Chem. Phys., DOI: 10.1002/macp.201300003
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