Thiophene based hyperbranched polymers with tunable branching using direct arylation methods

Ken Okamoto, Jeremy B. Housekeeper, Forrest E. Michael, Christine Luscombe

Polymer Chemistry,
2013, 3499-3506; 10.1039/C3PY00412K


This report from the Luscombe group describes the application of C-H Functionalization in a one-pot approach for the synthesis of poly(3-hexylthiophene), key materials in sensors, coatings and light-harvesting materials.

Through fine-tuning of the reaction conditions and the catalyst ligands control over the degree of branching was acheived. The degree of branching in these structures has a direct and significant impact upon the physical properties of the material. C-H Functionalization was shown to offer excellent levels of control in these systems.

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