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Title: Supramolecular P4VP-pentadecylphenol naphthatenebisimide comb-polymer: mesoscopic organization and charge transport properties
Authors: Narayan, Rekha
Kumar, Prashant
Narayan, K. S.
Ashe, S. K.
Keywords: Materials Science
Applied Physics
Field-Effect Transistors
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Citation: Narayan, R; Kumar, P; Narayan, KS; Ashe, SK, Supramolecular P4VP-pentadecylphenol naphthatenebisimide comb-polymer: mesoscopic organization and charge transport properties. Journal of Materials Chemistry C 2014, 2 (32) 6511-6519,
Journal of Materials Chemistry C
Abstract: A supramolecular comb polymer of pentadecyl phenol (PDP) substituted naphthalenebisimide (PDP-UNBI) with poly(4-vinylpyridine) (P4VP) is reported. The mesoscopic organization within the P4VP(PDP-UNBI), complexes was studied using wide-angle X-ray diffraction (WXRD) technicjues. The packing diagram obtained from the single-crystal XRD analysis of the PDP-UNBI crystals gave a clear picture of the initial arrangement present in self-associated PDP-UNBI alone. Correlating this with the XRD data of the hydrogen-bonded polymer complex provided insight into the probable packing of the P4VP chains within the crystalline lattice of PDP-UNBI leading to a highly ordered lamellar packing. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) revealed the uniform mesomorphic lamellar structures in the domain range of similar to 5-10 nm. Furthermore, the charge carrier mobility measurements observed from space-charge-limited current (SCLC) measurements demonstrated that transport behaviour of the hydrogen-bonded P4VP(PDP-UNBI) complex (2 x 10(-2) cm(2) V-1 s(-1)) was comparable to that of the crystalline naphthalenebisimide molecule itself (9 x 10(-3) cm(2) V-1 s(-1)), which is a great achievement, since the complex now offers a package of solution-processable n-type semiconductor polymer with mobility equivalent to that of a small crystalline molecule.
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ISSN: 2050-7526
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