Self-assembly of all-conjugated poly(3-alkylthiophene) diblock copolymer nanostructures from mixed selective solvents.

@article{He2010SelfassemblyOA,
  title={Self-assembly of all-conjugated poly(3-alkylthiophene) diblock copolymer nanostructures from mixed selective solvents.},
  author={Ming He and Lei Zhao and Jun Wang and Wei Han and Yuliang Yang and Feng Qiu and Zhiqun Lin},
  journal={ACS nano},
  year={2010},
  volume={4 6},
  pages={3241-7}
}
The use of mixed selective solvents provides an effective means to control self-assembly of the all-conjugated diblock copolymer poly(3-butylthiophene)-b-poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3BHT) into nanostructured morphologies. The solvent and temperature effects on the self-assembly of P3BHT during cooling and subsequent crystallization were explored for the first time. Depending on the poor/good solvent ratio (i.e., anisole/chloroform), P3BHT chains experience different kinetic pathways, yielding… CONTINUE READING

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