Optically active regioregular polythiophenes

B.M.W. Langeveld-Voss, M.M. Bouman, M.P.T. Christiaans, R.A.J. Janssen, E.W. Meijer

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3-Alkyl substituted polythiophenes have been studied in detail with respect to their optoelectronic properties as well as their solvatochromic and thermochromic behavior. It is now well-accepted, that two distinct forms can be present: a predominantly coplanar structure (in an aggregated form) in a poor solvent and a conformationally disordered non-planar structure in good solvent. We investigated several regioregular optically active polythiophenes and found that significant induced optical activity in the p-p*-transition of substituted polythiophenes can be obtained, provided the chiral substituents are positioned in a well-defined fashion. Due to the presence of only one enantiomeric form in the side chain there is a preference for the backbone to form one chiral structure over the other in the aggregated state. [on SciFinder (R)]
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBook of Abstracts, 212th ACS National Meeting, Orlando, FL, August 25-29
Place of PublicationOrlando, FL
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Event212th ACS National Meeting - Orlando, United States
Duration: 25 Aug 199629 Aug 1996


Conference212th ACS National Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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