Thermo-cleavable polymers: Materials with enhanced photochemical stability

Matthieu Manceau, Martin Helgesen Petersen, Frederik C Krebs

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    Photochemical stability of three thermo-cleavable polymers was investigated as thin films under atmospheric conditions. A significant increase in lifetime was observed once the side-chain was cleaved emphasizing the detrimental effect of solubilizing groups on the photochemical stability of conjugated polymers. In addition to their ease of processing, thermo-cleavable polymers thus also offer a greater intrinsic stability under illumination.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalPolymer Degradation and Stability
    Issue number12
    Pages (from-to)2666-2669
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

    Bibliographical note

    This work was supported by the Danish Strategic Research Council (DSF 2104-05-0052 and 2104-07-0022), EUDP (j. nr. 64009-0050) and PV ERA-NET transnational POLYMOL project PolyStaR.


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