Conjugated Organosilicon Materials for Organic Electronics and Photonics

Part of the Advances in Polymer Science book series (POLYMER, volume 235)


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 



([6,6]-Phenyl C71-butyric acid methyl ester)


2, 2 -Bithiophene






2, 2 : 5 ,2 ′′ -Terthiophene




2, 2 :5 , 2 ′′ :5 ′′ , 2 ′′′ -Quaterthiophene




2, 2 :5 , 2 ′′ : 5 ′′ , 2 ′′′ :5 ′′′ , 2 ′′′′ -Quinquethiophene


2, 2 :5 , 2:5 ′′ , 2 ′′′ :5 ′′′ , 2 ′′′′ :5 ′′′′ , 2 ′′′′′ -Sexithiophene


2, 2 :5 , 2 ′′ :5 ′′ , 2 ′′′ :5 ′′′ , 2 ′′′′ :5 ′′′′ , 2 ′′′′′ :5 ′′′′′ , 2 ′′′′′′ -Septithiophene


External electroluminescence quantum efficiency


Luminescence quantum yield






Atomic force microscopy


Aggregation induced emission


Tris(8-quinolinolato) aluminum(III) complex








n-Butyl lithium


tert-Butyl lithium


Cooling-enhanced emission


International Commission on Illumination


Cyclic voltammogram



D–A complex

Donor–acceptor complex




Density functional theory




Dimethyl sulfoxide


Differential scanning calorimetry








Electron transport


Electron volt


Iron(III) acetylacetonate


Field-effect transistor


Fill factor






Highest occupied molecular orbital


Hole-transporting layer


Ionization potential


Short circuit current


Indium tin oxide


Lithium di(iso-propyl)amide


Light-emitting electrochemical cell


Ladder oligo(p-phenylenevinylene)


Lowest unoccupied molecular orbital


Matrix assisted laser desorption ionization–time-of-flight mass spectrometry




Poly[2-methoxy-5-(2 -ethyl-hexyloxy)-1,4-phenylene vinylene]


Number-averaged molecular weight


Weight-averaged molecular weight


1,2-Bis(diphenylphosphino)ethane nickel(II) chloride


Near infrared


N, N -Bis(1-naphthyl)-N, N -diphenylbenzidine


4, 4 -Bis[N-1-naphthyl-N-phenylamino]-biphenyl






Organic field-effect transistor


Organic light-emitting diode






Organic photovoltaics


Organic thin film transistor






[6,6]-Phenyl C61-butyric acid methyl ester


Power conversion efficiency










Poly(methyl methacrylate)


Poly(1,4-phenylene vinylene)






Poly(styrene sulfonate)




Poly(N-vinyl carbazole)




Self-assembled monolayer


Self-assembled monolayer field-effect transistor


Silicon-bridged biaryl


Saturated calomel electrode








Thermal gravimetric analysis






N, N -Diphenyl-N, N -di(m-tolyl)biphenyl-4, 4 -diamine




2-(4 -(Triphenylsilyl)biphenyl-3-yl)pyridine










Open-circuit voltage


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Enikolopov Institute of Synthetic Polymeric Materials of Russian Academy of Sciences (ISPM RAS)MoscowRussia
  2. 2.H.C. Starck Clevios GmbHChempark LeverkusenLeverkusenGermany

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