Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics

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September 09, 2008

Functional Polymers: Fluorene-Based Polymers by Different Click Reactions

Functional Polymers: Fluorene-Based Polymers by Different Click Reactions

Md. A. Karim, Y.-R. Cho, J. S. Park, T. I. Ryu, M. J. Lee, M. Song, S.-H. Jin,* J. W. Lee, and Y.-S. Gal

The 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of an azide moiety and a triple bond has rapidly become the most popular click reaction to date. Sung-Ho Jin and coworkers present a systematic study on three different methods of click reactions, i.e. CuI-catalyzed, non-catalyzed, and CuI-catalyzed with end-capping, to synthesize fluorene-based polymers for dye-sensitized solar cells applications. The electro-optical properties, as well as the photovoltaic performance of these polymers are compared. The catalyzed click reaction leads to polymers with the highest power conversion efficiency, rendering this the most efficient synthetic route for the fabrication of promising materials for device applications.

Macromol. Chem. Phys. DOI: 10.1002/macp.200800329

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