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25th Anniversary Article: No Assembly Required: Recent Advances in Fully Conjugated Block Copolymers

Robb, Maxwell J. and Ku, Sung-Yu and Hawker, Craig J. (2013) 25th Anniversary Article: No Assembly Required: Recent Advances in Fully Conjugated Block Copolymers. Advanced Materials, 25 (40). pp. 5686-5700. ISSN 0935-9648. doi:10.1002/adma.201302677.

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Fully conjugated block copolymers have emerged as promising materials that combine semiconducting properties with the ability to self‐assemble at the nanoscale. The convergence of these two features has tremendous implications for a number of fundamental molecular assembly and transport questions, while also offering unique advantages for a variety of applications. For example, a nanostructured active layer in organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices may provide for efficient charge separation while simultaneously affording continuous, unimpeded pathways for charge carriers to migrate to their respective electrodes within each individual microphase. This review details the recent progress made in the preparation and application of fully conjugated block copolymers and serves as a comprehensive reference for the materials that have been reported in the literature to date. Focus is placed on fully conjugated block copolymers prepared using chemistries that are relevant to high‐performance polymers in organic electronics research, for example Stille, Suzuki–Miyaura, and Yamamoto coupling.

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Additional Information:© 2013 Wiley‐VCH. Received: June 11, 2013. Published online: September 23, 2013. This article is part of an ongoing series celebrating the 25th anniversary of Advanced Materials. This work was partially supported by the NSF SOLAR program (CHE-1035292), the Mitsubishi Chemical Center for Advanced Materials (S.K.) at UCSB, and MRL Central Facilities which are supported by the MRSEC Program of the NSF under award no. DMR-1121053. M.J.R. gratefully acknowledges support from UC Regents, CSP Technologies, and the DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship Program (DOE-SCGF, administered by ORISE-ORAU under contract no. DE-AC05–06OR23100).
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Department of Energy (DOE)DE-AC05-06OR23100
Subject Keywords:block copolymers; morphology; conjugated materials; self‐assembly; photovoltaics
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Official Citation:Robb, M. J., Ku, S. and Hawker, C. J. (2013), 25th Anniversary Article: No Assembly Required: Recent Advances in Fully Conjugated Block Copolymers. Adv. Mater., 25: 5686-5700. doi:10.1002/adma.201302677
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