Silicon Polymers

Volume 235 of the series Advances in Polymer Science pp 33-110


Conjugated Organosilicon Materials for Organic Electronics and Photonics

  • Sergei A. PonomarenkoAffiliated withEnikolopov Institute of Synthetic Polymeric Materials of Russian Academy of Sciences (ISPM RAS)
  • , Stephan KirchmeyerAffiliated withH.C. Starck Clevios GmbH, Chempark Leverkusen Email author 

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In this chapter different types of conjugated organosilicon materials possessing luminescent and/or semiconducting properties will be described. Such macromolecules have various topologies and molecular structures: linear, branched and hyperbranched oligomers, polymers, and dendrimers. Specific synthetic approaches to access these structures will be discussed. Special attention is devoted to the role of silicon in these structures and its influence on their optical and electrical properties, leading to their potential application in the emerging areas of organic and hybrid electronics.


Anthradithiophene Dendrimer Electroluminescence Oligothiophene Organic field-effect transistor (OFET) Organic light-emitting diode (OLED) Organic solar cells Pentacene Photoluminescence Poly(1 4-phenylene vinylene) Silafluorene Silole