Conjugated polyelectrolytes: A new class of semiconducting material for organic electronic devices

Wonho Lee, Jung Hwa Seo, Han Young Woo

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Abstract

This feature article presents a short review of the recent developments in the synthesis of conjugated polyelectrolytes (CPEs) along with their applications in organic optoelectronic devices with particular focus on the molecular structures of CPEs with ionic functionality, synthetic approaches, and their utilization as an interfacial layer. The orthogonal solubility of the CPEs allows the simple preparation of multilayer organic devices by solution casting on top of a nonpolar organic photoactive layer without disturbing the interfaces, showing their effectiveness in tuning the electronic structures at the interfaces for improving the charge carrier transport and resulting device properties. These achievements highlight the dynamic nature of CPEs and their applicability to a wide range of optoelectronic devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5104-5121
Number of pages18
JournalPolymer
Volume54
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Aug 23

Keywords

  • Conjugated polyelectrolytes
  • Electron injection/transport layers
  • Electronic structures
  • Interfacial layer
  • Organic electronics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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