Contemporary Approaches for Conventional and Light-Mediated Synthesis of Conjugated Heteroaromatic Polymers

Kaya K., Yağcı Y.

MACROMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, vol.222, no.24, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 222 Issue: 24
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/macp.202100334
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, Aerospace Database, Applied Science & Technology Source, Chemical Abstracts Core, Chimica, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: conjugated polymers, coupling reactions, heteroaromatic polymers, light-mediated polymerization, photoinduced electron transfer reactions, PHOTOINDUCED ELECTRON-TRANSFER, CATIONIC-POLYMERIZATION, PHOTOPOLYMERIZATION REACTIONS, NAPHTHALENE DIIMIDE, DIRECT ARYLATION, THIOPHENE, COPOLYMERS, CARBAZOLE, ELECTROPOLYMERIZATION, NANOCOMPOSITES
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


pi-Conjugated polymers (CPs) are industrially important materials with vast application in the fabrication of many high-tech devices. Particularly, CPs based on heteroaromatic monomers (CHAPs) receive great interest due to their superior optoelectronic properties. CHAPs are generally synthesized by classical cross-coupling or electrochemical polymerizations, but these methods come with major drawbacks. This review summarizes novel approaches for conventional and light-mediated polymerizations, which overcome the shortcomings associated with these traditional approaches. Special emphasis is devoted to the photooxidative polymerization methods developed by the group for the production of CHAPs.