Theoretical Aspects of Iterative Coupling for Linear Oligomers and Polymers
Nicolau Saker Neto, David John Jones, Wallace Wing Ho Wong
MACROMOLECULAR THEORY AND SIMULATIONS | WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH | Published : 2020
A conceptual study of iterative coupling (IC) is performed, providing a unified description and new research directions. IC chain growth rates and functional group choice are analyzed, guiding construction of efficient schemes. The concept of cycle efficiency is defined as a more complete metric of experimental implementations of IC, and then applied to the main linear and exponential IC processes. The mathematical relations between individual reactions, cycles, and the iterative process as a whole are studied. Finally, macromolecule IC is proposed as a strikingly complementary process to standard IC, with potential to reduce the dispersity of non-uniform samples. Due to its connection with ..View full abstract
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Awarded by ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science
This work was made possible by support from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency which funds the project grants within the Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics (ACAP). W.W.H.W. was also supported by the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science (CE170100026). N.S.N. thanks the Albert Shimmins Fund for a scholarship while preparing this work for publication.