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


Kaya K. , Yağcı Y.

MACROMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/macp.202100334
  • Title of Journal : MACROMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS
  • 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

Abstract

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.