Photopatternability of poly(vinylcarbazole) bearing cinnamate pendants and its blends with a soluble poly(p-phenylene vinylene) derivative

Young Jun Yu, Seung Hun Lee, Dong Hoon Choi, Jung Il Jin, Nir Tessler

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Poly[(1-(9-carbazolyl)ethylene)-co-(3-cinnamoyloxyoctyl-9-carbazolyl)] ethylene (PVK-Cin) was prepared by tethering cinnamate pendants to a carbazole group via an octylene spacer. The photopatternability of the new PVK based-polymer was investigated using a photocrosslinking reaction under UV light illumination (λ = 254 nm). Blends of the PVK-Cin and a soluble poly(phenylene vinylene) (CzEh-PPV) were employed to study the photocrosslinking behavior. Well resolved lithographic patterns were observed in these polymer systems. PVK-Cin produced a blue light emitting pattern both before and after the photocrosslinking reaction. The blends of PVK-Cin and CzEh-PPV also showed corresponding emissions at 398 and 525 (560) nm in the film state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)142-146
Number of pages5
JournalMacromolecular Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Mar



  • Carbazole
  • Cinnamate
  • PPV
  • Photopatterning
  • Poly(vinylcarbazole)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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