Synthesis of two dihydropyrroloindoledione-based copolymers for organic electronics

Joseph W. Rumer, Sheng Yao Dai, Matthew Levick, Laure Biniek, David J. Procter, Iain McCulloch

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    Two novel dihydropyrroloindoledione (DPID)-based copolymers have been synthesized in a two directional approach and characterized (gel permeation chromatography (GPC), ultraviolet-visible (UV-vis), cyclic voltammetry, and computational models). These planar, broad absorption copolymers show promise for use in organic electronics, with deep energy levels and low bandgaps. The two-directional Knoevenagel condensation used demonstrates the versatility of DPID as a useful yet underexploited conjugated unit. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1285-1291
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of Polymer Science. Part A: Polymer Chemistry
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 2013


    • conjugated polymer
    • copolymerization
    • dihydropyrroloindoledione
    • Knoevenagel condensation
    • organic electronics
    • Pummerer-type cyclization
    • synthesis


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