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Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, Vol.45, No.20, 4588-4596, 2007
Synthesis of silicon-bridged polythiophene derivatives and their applications to EL device materials
Palladium-catalyzed oxidative homo-coupling of 2,6-bis(tributylstannyl)dithienosiloles with CuCl2 afforded poly(dithienosilole-2,6-diyl)s as novel polythiophene derivatives with intra-chain silicon bridges, which exhibited red-shifted UV absorption maxima by about 100 nm from those of the corresponding silole-free polythiophenes. Alternate copolymers also were prepared by palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions of 2,6-dibromodithienosiloles with distannylthiophene or bithophene. These polymer films were applied to single and double-layered organic electroluminescence devices. It was found that some of the resulting polymers exhibited electroluminescence properties and emitted red light in EL devices with the structure of ITO/polymer/Mg-Ag. Introducing an electron-transporting Alq3 layer between the polymer film and the Mg-Ag cathode led to a remarkable improvement in the devices performance. An application of the copolymer to a field effect transistor was also studied. (c) 2007 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.