Modular synthesis of polymers containing 2,5-di(thiophenyl)-N-arylpyrrole

Tran N.B. Truong, Suchol Savagatrup, Intak Jeon, Timothy M. Swager

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Abstract

A modular and facile route has been developed to synthesize functionalized 2,5-di(thiophen-2-yl)-1-H-arylpyrroles from readily available starting materials. These units are compatible with various polymerization conditions and are versatile building blocks for conjugated polymers. The polymers show high thermal stability and solubility in a number of solvents. Characterization of the polymers reveals a correlation between molecular packing, controllable by polymer design, and charge carrier mobility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1133-1139
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Volume56
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • 2,5-di(thiophen-2-yl)-1-H-arylpyrrole
  • co-polymer
  • conjugated polymers
  • organic electronics
  • Paal–Knorr pyrrole synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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