New light-emitting poly{(9,9-di-n-octylfluorenediyl vinylene)-alt-[1,5-(2,6-dioctyloxy)naphthalene vinylene]}

Piched Anuragudom*, Jad El-daye, Pawilai Chinwangso, Rigoberto C. Advincula, Sukon Phanichphant, T. Randall Lee

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A new conjugated light-emitting AB copolymer containing alternating fluorene and naphthalene units, poly{(9,9-di-n-octylfluorenediyl vinylene)-alt-[1,5-(2,6-dioctyloxy)naphthalene vinylene]} (PFV-alt-PNV), was synthesized via Horner-Emmons polymerization. The polymer is completely soluble in common organic solvents and exhibits good thermal stability up to 400 °C. UV-visible, fluorescence and photoluminescence measurements of the copolymer show peak maxima at 427, 500 and 526 nm, respectively. A light-emitting device containing the new polymer was fabricated using a simple indium tin oxide configuration: (ITO)/PEDOT:PSS/PFV-alt-PNV/Al. Measurements of current versus electric field were carried out, with an onset of light emission occurring at 2.5 V. The electroluminescence brightness was observed to reach a maximum of 5000 cd m-2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)660-665
Number of pages6
JournalPolymer International
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr
Externally publishedYes


  • Horner-Emmons polymerization
  • Light-emitting polymer
  • Poly{(9,9-di-n-octylfluorenediyl vinylene)-alt-[1,5-(2,6-dioctyloxy)naphthalene vinylene]} (PFV-alt-PNV)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics


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