Photo- and electroluminescence in a series of PPV type terpolymers containing fluorene, thiophene and phenylene units
The emissive properties of terpolymers with fluorene, thiophene and phenylene groups, forming alternating PPV type structures, are discussed in terms of their composition, photo- and electroluminescence properties. The fluorene groups were inserted in each phenylene–vinylene and thiophene–vinylene units, and their concentration did not vary, representing 50% of the molar composition. The ratio of thiophene–vinylene/phenylene–vinylene varied in the range 25, 50 and 75%. Photo- and electroluminescence properties were strongly dependent on the thiophene–vinylene content and were compared with the fluorene–vinylene–thiophene and fluorene–vinylene–phenylene parent copolymers.
Graphical abstractFigure optionsDownload full-size imageDownload as PowerPoint slideHighlights► PPV-type terpolymers with fluorene, thiophene and phenylene groups were synthesized. ► Each phenylene–vinylene and thiophene–vinylene unit contained one fluorene group. ► The polymers composition was varied systematically. ► Optoelectronic properties were correlated with composition and morphology.
Journal: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry - Volume 237, 1 June 2012, Pages 71–79