Synthesis of two dihydropyrroloindoledione-based copolymers for organic electronics

Joseph W. Rumer, Sheng Yao Dai, Matthew Levick, Laure Biniek, David J. Procter, Iain McCulloch

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Two novel dihydropyrroloindoledione (DPID)-based copolymers have been synthesized in a two directional approach and characterized (gel permeation chromatography (GPC), ultraviolet-visible (UV-vis), cyclic voltammetry, and computational models). These planar, broad absorption copolymers show promise for use in organic electronics, with deep energy levels and low bandgaps. The two-directional Knoevenagel condensation used demonstrates the versatility of DPID as a useful yet underexploited conjugated unit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1285-1291
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 15 2013
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


  • conjugated polymer
  • copolymerization
  • dihydropyrroloindoledione
  • Knoevenagel condensation
  • organic electronics
  • Pummerer-type cyclization
  • synthesis


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