Low-temperature side-chain cleavage and decarboxylation of polythiophene esters by acid catalysis

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2012

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Solubility switching of polymers is very useful in thin layer processing of conjugated polymers, as it allows for multilayer processing and increases the stability of the polymer. Acid catalyzed thermocleavage of ester groups from thiophene polymers carrying primary, secondary, and tertiary substituents have been examined by TGA‐MS using different sulphonic acids. A substantial lowering of the cleavage temperature is observed, and the ester cleavage can even be performed in situ on roll‐to‐roll‐coated films on polyethylene terephthalate (PET). © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Polym Sci Part A: Polym Chem, 2012
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Polymer Science. Part A, Polymer Chemistry
Publication date2012
Volume50
Journal number6
Pages1127-1132
ISSN0887-624X
DOIs
StatePublished

Bibliographical note

The authors thank the Danish Strategic Research Council (DSF
2104-07-0022) for financial support.

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Keywords

  • Tertiary ester, Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), Primary ester, Conducting polymers, Thermocleavage, Polythiophene ester, Low temperature, Secondary ester, Solubility switching, Ester cleavage, Decarboxylation, Acid catalysis, Catalysis
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