Acrylic and methacrylic monomers bearing pyrrolyl, thienyl and terthienyl groups, were synthesized and copolymerized with various amounts of butyl acrylate and butyl methacrylate. In the resulting copolymers the heterocycle side-groups behaved as initiators in the oxidative polymerization of thiophene, allowing the polythiophene chains to grow from the side-groups and leading therefore to graft copolymers. These last were collected mostly as insoluble fractions after extraction with chloroform. Processible polymers with polythiophene side-chains were obtained when in the precursor polymer the heterocycle side-group content was very low. The presence in the graft copolymers of a significant number of stiff polythiophene side-chains was responsible for the rise in Tg values in comparison with the precursor polymers. The average number of grafted thiophene units, evaluated in the range 2-7.5, did not relate directly to measured conductivity values that were in the range 5.9 x 10(-5)-6.2 x 10(-2) Scm(-1).
|Autori:||Ranieri N; Ruggeri G; Ciardelli F|
|Titolo:||Synthesis and characterization of thienyl- and terthienyl-group-bearing methacrylic polymers as precursors for grafting reactions of thiophene side-chains|
|Anno del prodotto:||1999|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1002/(SICI)1097-0126(199911)48:11<1091::AID-PI249>3.0.CO;2-C|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|