Polymer Science Faculty Research

Title

Synthesis and electrochemical properties of a new class of boron-containing n-type conjugated polymers

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-2009

Abstract

Several electron-deficient polymers containing the 9,10-diboroanthracene unit have been synthesized and characterized. Electrochemical study shows that they have high electron affinities. Photoluminescence of rr-P3HT is quenched in the presence of one of the polymers in the solid state, demonstrating the potential utility of this class of polymer as powerful n-type materials in organic photovoltaic devices.

Publication Title

Synthetic Metals

Volume

159

Issue

14

First Page

1443

Last Page

1449