The use of (N-heterocyclic carbene)-palladium complexes as precatalysts for the synthesis of poly(triarylamine)s by C-N coupling is reported. Effective control of the molecular weight distribution by in situ end-capping during the polymerization was found to be important for application of these polymers as the charge transporting layers of OFETs.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Reactive and Functional Polymers|
|Publication status||Published - 1 May 2012|
- Buchwald-Hartwig amination
- N-heterocyclic carbene
- Organic field-effect transistor
- semiconducting polymer