Study of supramolecular side-chain and cross-linking polymers by complexation of various H-donor acids with H-acceptor copolymers containing pendent carbazole and fluorescent pyridyl units

Tzung Chi Liang, Hong-Cheu Lin

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Abstract

Two H-bonded acceptor (H-acceptor) homopolymers 14 and 17 were successfully prepared by polymerization of fluorescent pyridyl monomers PBT and PBOT (12 and 13), which were synthesized via Sonogashira coupling and Wittig- Horner reactions. To increase the glass transition temperatures as well as reduce the π-π stacking of the photoluminescent (PL) H-acceptor copolymers and their H-bonded polymer complexes, fluorescent monomers 12 and 13 were copolymerized with N- vinylcarbazole monomer CAZ (23) to produce H-acceptor copolymers 15-16 and 18-19. Supramolecular side-chain and crosslinking polymers (i.e., H-bonded polymer complexes) obtained by complexation of light-emitting H-acceptor polymers 14-19 with various proton donor (H-donor) acids 20-22 were further characterized by DSC, POM, FTIR, XRD, and PL measurements. The mesomorphic properties can be tuned from the nematic phase in H-acceptor homopolymers (14 and 17) to the tilted smectic C phase in their H-bonded polymer complexes (14/20-21 and 17/20-22) by the introduction of H-donor acids (20-22). Moreover, the PL properties of light-emitting H- acceptor polymers can be adjusted not only by the central structures of the conjugated pyridyl cores but also by their surrounding nonfluorescent H-donor acids. In general, redder shifts of PL emissions in H-bonded polymer complexes occurred when the light-emitting H-acceptor polymers were complexed with H-donors having smaller pKa values.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2734-2753
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Volume47
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2009

Keywords

  • Conjucated polymers
  • Fluorescence
  • Liquid crystalline polymers (LCP)
  • Side-chain fluorescent polymers
  • Supramolecular polymers
  • Supramolecular structures

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