|Title||Rigidochromic conjugated polymers carrying main-chain molecular rotors|
|Author(s)||Scheer, Pieter Van Der; Zuijlen, Quintin van; Sprakel, Joris|
|Source||Chemical Communications 55 (2019)77. - ISSN 1359-7345 - p. 11559 - 11562.|
Physical Chemistry and Soft Matter
|Publication type||Refereed Article in a scientific journal|
We design and prepare rigidochromic conjugated polymers that carry molecular rotors in the main chain. We show how a suitable design maintains the mechanosensitivity of the rotors upon incorporation into an extended π-conjugated system. Construction of donor-acceptor polymers enables their use as ratiometric probes for polymer micromechanics, which we evidence through micromechanical imaging of a phase-separated polymer blend.