Graeme Moad - Functional polymers for optoelectronic applications by RAFT polymerization

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  Graeme Moad, Ming Chen, Matthias Häussler, Almar Postma, Ezio   Rizzardo and San H. Thang, Polymer Chemistry, 2011 Advance   atricle, DOI: 10.1039/C0PY00179A


  This review focuses on the approaches to the synthesis of   functional polymers for optoelectronic applications that make use   of radical polymerization with reversible addition–fragmentation   chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization. Optoelectronic applications   include hole/electron transport in photovoltaics (OPVs), light   emitting diodes (OLEDs and PLEDs), thin-film transistors (TFTs),   sensors, light-harvesting and related applications. In this   context we consider metallopolymers (polymers that incorporate a   metal or possess metal ligating functionality as a pendant group   to the backbone, as an end-group or as a connecting group),   organic semiconductors (polymers with an organic semiconductor   moiety either as a block or as a pendant group), and various   surfaces, nanoparticles and quantum dots that are formed by RAFT   polymerization or where a RAFT-synthesized polymer forms an   integral part of the process or structure.

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