The design of novel dielectric polymers currently employs approaches on capitalizing main-chain and side-chain architectures respectively. This paper reports a concerted macromolecular architecture synergistically tuning both the polymeric backbone and side chain. Our approach relies on an oligomer thiophene side chain and a norbornene backbone. This architecture results in highly flexible and transparent dielectric polymers, superior to methacrylate polymer counterparts. A facile hydrogenation of the polynorbornene backbone results in more than two fold increase in the electric field breakdown strength with the conservation of low dielectric loss.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Polymers and Plastics
- Organic Chemistry