Synthesis and electrochemical properties of a new class of boron-containing n-type conjugated polymers
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.
Chai, Jianfang; Wang, Chao; Jia, Li; Pang, Yi; GRaham, Matthew; and Cheng, Stephen Z. D., "Synthesis and electrochemical properties of a new class of boron-containing n-type conjugated polymers" (2009). Polymer Science Faculty Research. 293.