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Synthesis, characterisation and surface initiated polymerisation of carbazole functionalised isocyanides

Erik Schwartz,Eunhee Lim,Chandrakala M. Gowda,Andrea Liscio,Oliver Fenwick,Vincenzo Palermo,Rene de Gelder,Jeroen J.L.M. Cornelissen,Ernst R.H. VanEck,Arno P.M. Kentgens,Franco Cacialli,Roeland J.M. Nolte,Paolo Samorì,Wilhelm T.S. Huck and Alan E. Rowan, Washington (2010)

We describe the design and synthesis of carbazole functionalised isocyanides and the detailed investigation of its properties. Characterisation by solid state NMR, CD and IR spectroscopic techniques reveal that the polymer has a well-defined helical architecture. Surface-initiated polymerisation of the isocyanide monomers onto various surfaces was carried out to give polymer brushes up to 150 nm thick. Insights into the electronic properties of the materials were obtained by Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy (KPFM) and electroabsorption studies, suggesting they are interesting films for device manufacturing.

Partners : UCL and UdS

Place of Publication : Washington

Date of Publication : 2010/03/15

Additional Data : Chem. Mater. 2010, 22

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