Conjugated polymers with strongly twisted backbones, such as MEHPPV with fluorinated vinylene units (F-MEHPPV), demand a redefinition of the all-important 'effective conjugation length' ECL, which we extract here by a facile graphical method. In MEHPPV (being essentially planar), the ECL coincides with the 'maximum conducive chain length' MCC and extends over about n ≈ 9 repetition units (RU). In F-MEHPPV, the MCC is similarly long with n ≈ 8, but the ECL localizes on just one RU. The strong twist in F-MEHPPV persists in the excited state, broadening the emission spectrum and quenching the fluorescence with reduced radiative and enhanced non-radiative rates.

Effective conjugation in conjugated polymers with strongly twisted backbones: A case study on fluorinated MEHPPV

Farinola, Gianluca M.;
2016

Abstract

Conjugated polymers with strongly twisted backbones, such as MEHPPV with fluorinated vinylene units (F-MEHPPV), demand a redefinition of the all-important 'effective conjugation length' ECL, which we extract here by a facile graphical method. In MEHPPV (being essentially planar), the ECL coincides with the 'maximum conducive chain length' MCC and extends over about n ≈ 9 repetition units (RU). In F-MEHPPV, the MCC is similarly long with n ≈ 8, but the ECL localizes on just one RU. The strong twist in F-MEHPPV persists in the excited state, broadening the emission spectrum and quenching the fluorescence with reduced radiative and enhanced non-radiative rates.
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