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Synthesis, characterisation and study of photoluminescent properties of head to tail poly(3-pentoxythiophene), poly(3-cyclohexylthiophene) and mixed alkoxy cyclohexyl 3-substituted polythiophenes

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Journal publication date06/1999
JournalSynthetic Metals
Journal number1-3
Volume102
Number of pages2
Pages1220-1221
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

The synthesis and characterisation of head to tail regioregular poly(3-pentoxythiophene), poly(3-cyclohexylthiophene) and three mixed alkoxy/cyclohexyl. 3-substituted thiophene copolymers with a head to tail arrangement of adjacent rings is presented together with a comparative study of their photoluminescent properties. Photoluminescence studies in solution suggest a progressive decrease of luminescence with an increase in pentoxy/cyclohexyl ratio in the polymers produced.