Novel optically active methacrylic copolymers, bearing carbazole and azoaromatic moieties linked to the main chain with a rigid (S)-hydroxysuccinimide residue of one prevailing absolute configuration, have been prepared and characterized with the aim to establish the effects of the chiral group and of the dipolar interactions between the two side-chain chromophores on their properties. In particular, the observed chiroptical properties suggest the presence of ordered chiral conformations at least for chain segments of the macromolecules. Spectroscopic, thermal and chiroptical characterizations of these copolymers demonstrate the occurrence of significant electronic interactions between carbazole chromophores and azobenzene moieties. These interactions are related to the unusual partially alternating structure of the investigated copolymers and the relevant chiroptical and thermal properties. In fact, the polymeric derivates show high glass transition temperatures and good thermal stability, thus opening the way to a variety of potential applications based on photoconductive and optoelectronic properties.
|Titolo:||Relevant chiroptical and thermal properties in optically active methacrylic copolymers containing carbazole and azoaromatic chromophores in the side-chain|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|