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Highly Efficient Supramolecular Nucleating Agents for Poly(3-hexylthiophene)

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Wenzel, Felix ; Welz, Hannes ; van der Zwan, Kasper P. ; Stäter, Sebastian ; Kreger, Klaus ; Hildner, Richard ; Senker, Jürgen ; Schmidt, Hans-Werner:
Highly Efficient Supramolecular Nucleating Agents for Poly(3-hexylthiophene).
In: Macromolecules. Vol. 55 (2022) Issue 7 . - pp. 2861-2871.
ISSN 1520-5835

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Controlling the solid-state morphology of semiconducting polymers is crucial for the function and performance of optoelectronic and photonic devices. Nucleation is a commonly used and straightforward approach to tailor the solid-state morphology of semi-crystalline polymers. However, efficient nucleating agents for semiconducting polymers are still rare. Here, we present a conceptual approach to tailor supramolecular nucleating agents for the semiconducting polymer, poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT). Using this approach, we developed a class of supramolecular nucleating agents, which can achieve outstanding nucleation efficiencies of more than 95% at concentrations as low as 0.1 wt %. Such efficiencies can be achieved by combining an exceptionally high epitaxial match with highly regularly arranged donor-acceptor interactions between the nucleating agent and the polymer. Notably, the supramolecular agents do not induce trap states in thin films of P3HT and are beneficial for the film stability by controlling the solid-state morphology. We anticipate that this approach can be transferred to other semi-crystalline conjugated polymers, resulting in defined solid-state morphologies.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Additional notes: WOS:000789898700046
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Chemistry
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Chemistry > Chair Inorganic Chemistry III > Chair Inorganic Chemistry III - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jürgen Senker
Research Institutions > Central research institutes > Nordbayerisches Zentrum für NMR-Spektroskopie - NMR-Zentrum
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science
500 Science > 540 Chemistry
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2023 09:17
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2023 09:17