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Block copolymer containing poly(3-hexylthiophene) and poly(4-vinylpyridine): Synthesis and its interaction with CdSe quantum dots for hybrid organic applications Part A Polymer chemistry
- Palaniappan, Kumaranand, Hundt, Nadia, Sista, Prakash, Nguyen, Hien, Hao, Jing, Bhatt, Mahesh P., Han, Yun-Yue, Schmiedel, Elizabeth A., Sheina, Elena E., Biewer, Michael C., Stefan, Mihaela C.
- Journal of polymer science 2011 v.49 no.8 pp. 1802-1808
- composite polymers, fluorescence, polymerization, pyridines, quantum dots
- Poly(3-hexylthiophene)-b-poly(4-vinylpyridine) diblock copolymer was synthesized by RAFT polymerization of 4-vinyl pyridine using a trithiocarbonate-terminated poly(3-hexylthiophene) macro-RAFT agent. The optoelectronic properties and the morphology of the block copolymer blends with CdSe quantum dots were investigated. UV-vis and fluorescence experiments were performed to prove the charge transfer between CdSe and poly(3-hexylthiophene)-b-poly(4-vinylpyridine) diblock copolymer.