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The control of molecular architectures may be essential to optimize materials properties for producing luminescent devices from polymers, especially in the blue region of the spectrum. In this Article, we report on the fabrication of Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) films of polyfluorene copolymers mixed with the phospholipid dimyristoyl phosphatidic acid (DMPA). The… (More)
In this work are described the syntheses of p-sexiphenyl and p-octiphenyl starting from 4-bromo-p-terphenyl and 4-bromo-p-quaterphenyl, respectively, by using a nickel complex in the presence of bipyridine with DMF as solvent. This type of synthesis was shown to give an improved yield as well as easy preparation and purification of these phenylene oligomers.
13C solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) experiments were performed on p-terphenyl, p-quaterphenyl, and p-sexiphenyl either in their pristine or doped with alkali metals form. The 13C NMR spectra of doped materials show new resonances by comparison with pristine compounds. For the K-doped materials, these resonances appear in the 90-135 ppm range,… (More)
This paper proposes to obtain homogeneous and stable blends of oligo(9,9-dioctylfluorene)-co-phenylene (OF), a conjugated oligomer with strong tendency of formation of excimers in the solid state, and nitrile rubber (NBR). This rubber protection reduces the formation of polymer excimers in the films. The fluorene oligomer was synthesized via Suzuki reaction… (More)
The search for new molecular architectures to improve the efficiency of enzymes entrapped in ultrathin films is useful to enhance the effectiveness of biosensors. In this present work, conjugated polymers, based on thiophene and fluorine, were investigated to verify their suitability as matrices for the immobilization of urease. The copolymer… (More)
The properties of Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) films from a block copolymer with polyethylene oxide and phenylene-vinylene moieties are reported. The LB films were successfully transferred onto several types of substrates, with sufficient quality to allow for evaporation of a metallic electrode on top of the LB films to produce polymer light emitting… (More)
Polarization-Modulation Infrared Reflection Absorption Spectroscopy (PM-IRRAS) was employed to observe the changes in the molecular conformation of poly(2-phenyl-1,4-xylylene) (PPPX) films that occurred after exposure to organic solvent vapors. The PPPX films were supported on solid matrixes by casting, spin-coating, and Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) techniques.… (More)