Synthesis and Solution Aggregation of Polystyrene-Oligo(p-phenyleneethynylene)-Polystyrene Triblock Copolymer

Kun Li, Qing Wang

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Abstract

The solution aggregation and synthesis of polystyrene-oligo(p-phenyleneethynylene) (OPE)-polystyrene triblock copolymer are studied. Variation of physicochemical interactions between the relative lengths of the blocks and the constituent blocks allow a tailoring of morphologies. The use of the solvent composition to influence chain conformations is also demonstrated. It is found that the triblock copolymer exhibits unique solvatochromatic behaviors through planarization of the conjugated backbone and aggregation-induced π-π stacking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1172-1174
Number of pages3
JournalMacromolecules
Volume37
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 24 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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