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BibTex format

author = {Fei, Z and Han, Y and Martin, J and Scholes, FH and Al-Hashimi, M and AlQaradawi, SY and Stingelin, N and Anthopoulos, TD and Heeney, M},
doi = {10.1021/acs.macromol.6b01423},
journal = {Macromolecules},
pages = {6384--6393},
title = {Conjugated Copolymers of Vinylene Flanked Naphthalene Diimide},
url = {},
volume = {49},
year = {2016}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - We report the synthesis of a novel naphthalene diimide (NDI) monomer containing two (tributylstannyl)vinyl groups. The utility of this building block is demonstrated by its copolymerization with five different electron-rich comonomers under Stille conditions. The resulting high molecular weight polymers show red-shifted optical absorptions in comparison to the analogous polymers without the vinylene spacer and a significant increase in the intensity of the low-energy intramolecular charge transfer band. The polymers all exhibit ambipolar behavior in bottom-gate, top-contact organic thin-film transistors. The insertion of a solution-processed barium hydroxide layer between the polymer and the gold electrode led to unipolar behavior with improved electron mobilities.
AU - Fei,Z
AU - Han,Y
AU - Martin,J
AU - Scholes,FH
AU - Al-Hashimi,M
AU - AlQaradawi,SY
AU - Stingelin,N
AU - Anthopoulos,TD
AU - Heeney,M
DO - 10.1021/acs.macromol.6b01423
EP - 6393
PY - 2016///
SN - 0024-9297
SP - 6384
TI - Conjugated Copolymers of Vinylene Flanked Naphthalene Diimide
T2 - Macromolecules
UR -
UR -
VL - 49
ER -