Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics

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September 25, 2009

Functional Polymers: Dithienosilole in Conjugated Oligomers and Polymers

Functional Polymers: Dithienosilole in Conjugated Oligomers and Polymers

Joji Ohshita*

Oligothiophenes and polythiophenes have been extensively studied as an important class of π-conjugated systems. This Feature Article describes the synthesis and properties of conjugated oligomers and polymers containing dithienosilole (DTS) units in their backbones, where the incorporation of DTS units enhances the electron affinity. The applications of DTS-containing oligomers and polymers to organic light-emitting diodes, organic photovoltaic cells, and organic thin-film transistors are also introduced.

Macromol. Chem. Phys., DOI: 10.1002/macp.200900180

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