Synthesis and self-assembly of phthalocyanine-tethered block copolymers

Junko Aimi, Motonori Komura, Tomokazu Iyoda, Akinori Saeki, Shu Seki, Masayuki Takeuchi, Takashi Nakanishi

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A series of novel phthalocyanine (Pc)-tethered block copolymers, Pc-poly(methyl methacrylate)-block-polystyrene (Pc-PMMA-b-PS), with various molecular weights (number average molecular weight mass = 41, 66, 86 kg mol-1), were prepared by atom transfer radical polymerization and click chemistry. The structurally related Pc-tethered homopolymer, Pc-PMMA was also synthesized for comparison. Pc-PMMA forms homogeneous polymer films containing π-assemblies of the terminal Pc groups, whereas Pc-PMMA-b-PS self-assembles into a cylindrical morphology in which the Pc units show π-π interactions inside the confined PMMA cylinders. Such polymer designs have potential applications in optoelectronic devices. This journal is

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2484-2490
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry C
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Mar
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Chemistry


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