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Chemistry - Polymer Science | π-Stacked Polymers and Molecules - Theory, Synthesis, and Properties

π-Stacked Polymers and Molecules

Theory, Synthesis, and Properties

Nakano, Tamaki (Ed.)

2014, XII, 270 p. 269 illus., 43 illus. in color.

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  • Treats pi-stacked molecular designs, which are an effective alternative for main-chain conjugated polymers
  • Comprehensively covers these soluble, colorless, conducting organic materials that are useful for OLEDs and photovoltaic cells
  • Explains charge and energy transfer not through chemical bonds but through space and so offer a new route to making photo-electronic organic materials

This book covers broad aspects of the chemistry of π-stacked polymers and low-molecular-weight molecules, from synthesis through theory.  It is intended for graduate students and researchers in academia and industry and consists of chapters written by renowned scientists who have made significant contributions to this field in the past decade.  π-Stacked polymers and low-molecular-weight molecules are expected to replace main-chain conjugated polymers such as polyacetylenes and polythiophenes as organic conducting and energy-transferring substances that are important as materials for photo-electronic applications.  π-Stacked polymers and molecules have significant advantages over main-chain conjugated polymers, i.e., high solubility in solvents, large freedom in molecular design, and colorless nature.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » charge transfer - energy transfer - pi-stacked vinyl polymers - pi-stacking - polydibenzofulvene - through-space conjugation

Related subjects » Electrochemistry - Energy Efficiency - Optical & Electronic Materials - Polymer Science

Table of contents 

Synthesis and Properties of π-Stacked Vinyl Polymers.- Reversible Polymerization Techniques Leading to π-Stacked Polymers.- Cyclophane-based π-Stacked Polymers.- π-Stacked Oligomers as Models for Semiconducting Conjugated Organic Materials.- π-Stacking on Density Functional Theory: A Review.

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