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Title: Conjugated Polymers Inspired by Crystalline Silicon

Abstract

Modern technologies depend on the semiconductor silicon. Silicon nanostructures evince compelling properties including luminescence and biodegradability. Silicon-based soft matter is less explored, despite the attractive properties of conjugated polymers and small molecules inspired by crystalline silicon. This perspective describes the major synthetic approaches to polysilanes and summarizes innovations in the preparation of structurally complex functional polysilanes that combine unusual conjugation phenomena, solution processability, and morphological control. A connection is drawn between the limitations of current polymerization methodology and fine control of structure–property relationships.

Authors:
 [1]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1504290
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1508834
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0013906
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Chemistry of Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 31; Journal Issue: 7; Journal ID: ISSN 0897-4756
Publisher:
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Marro, Eric A., and Klausen, Rebekka S. Conjugated Polymers Inspired by Crystalline Silicon. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b00131.
Marro, Eric A., & Klausen, Rebekka S. Conjugated Polymers Inspired by Crystalline Silicon. United States. doi:10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b00131.
Marro, Eric A., and Klausen, Rebekka S. Fri . "Conjugated Polymers Inspired by Crystalline Silicon". United States. doi:10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b00131.
@article{osti_1504290,
title = {Conjugated Polymers Inspired by Crystalline Silicon},
author = {Marro, Eric A. and Klausen, Rebekka S.},
abstractNote = {Modern technologies depend on the semiconductor silicon. Silicon nanostructures evince compelling properties including luminescence and biodegradability. Silicon-based soft matter is less explored, despite the attractive properties of conjugated polymers and small molecules inspired by crystalline silicon. This perspective describes the major synthetic approaches to polysilanes and summarizes innovations in the preparation of structurally complex functional polysilanes that combine unusual conjugation phenomena, solution processability, and morphological control. A connection is drawn between the limitations of current polymerization methodology and fine control of structure–property relationships.},
doi = {10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b00131},
journal = {Chemistry of Materials},
number = 7,
volume = 31,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {3}
}

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DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b00131

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