Rigidochromic conjugated polymers carrying main-chain molecular rotors

Pieter Van Der Scheer, Quintin van Zuijlen, Joris Sprakel*

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We design and prepare rigidochromic conjugated polymers that carry molecular rotors in the main chain. We show how a suitable design maintains the mechanosensitivity of the rotors upon incorporation into an extended π-conjugated system. Construction of donor-acceptor polymers enables their use as ratiometric probes for polymer micromechanics, which we evidence through micromechanical imaging of a phase-separated polymer blend.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11559-11562
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number77
Publication statusPublished - 9 Sept 2019


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