Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics
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January 18, 2011
Functional Polymers: Liquid-Crystalline Conjugated Polymers
L. Chen,* Y. Chen,* D. Zhou, F. Li, D. Zha, K. Yao
Introducing anisotropic properties into conjugated polymers by the incorporation of liquid crystals may provide an interesting path to develop novel electronic and photonic devices. In this feature article the authors present the effects of structural variations of the conjugated polymer backbone and the pendant terphenyl moieties on the properties of the liquid-crystalline conjugated polymers. The mesogenic and chromophoric terphenyl core endows the polymers with high photoluminescence, enantiotropic mesophases and induced circular dichroism.
Macromol. Chem. Phys., DOI: 10.1002/macp.201000388