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Record number 431317
Title Monodisperse conjugated polymer particles by Suzuki-Miyaura dispersion polymerization
Author(s) Kuehne, A.J.C.; Gather, M.C.; Sprakel, J.H.B.
Source Nature Communications 3 (2012). - ISSN 2041-1723
DOI https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms2085
Department(s) Physical Chemistry and Colloid Science
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Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2012
Keyword(s) aqueous-media - nanoparticles - laser - microparticles - films - gain - dots
Abstract The self-assembly of colloidal building blocks into complex and hierarchical structures offers a versatile and powerful toolbox for the creation of new photonic and optoelectronic materials. However, well-defined and monodisperse colloids of semiconducting polymers, which would form excellent building blocks for such self-assembled materials, are not readily available. Here we report the first demonstration of a Suzuki–Miyaura dispersion polymerization; this method produces highly monodisperse submicrometer particles of a variety of semiconducting polymers. Moreover, we show that these monodisperse particles readily self-assemble into photonic crystals that exhibit a pronounced photonic stopgap.
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