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Furan Conjugated Polymers Useful for Photovoltaic Applications

United States Patent Application

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The present invention provides for a polymer comprising a .pi.-conjugated backbone comprising a furan. The polymer has a narrow or low band gap and/or is solution processable. In some embodiments, the polymer is PDPP2FT or PDPP3F. The present invention also provides for a device comprising the polymer, such as a light-emitting diode, thin-film transistor, chemical biosensor, non-emissive electrochromic, memory device, photovoltaic cells, or the like.
Beaujuge, Pierre M. (Berkeley, CA), Woo, Claire H. (Berkeley, CA), Frechet, Jean M.J. (Oakland, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland CA)
13/ 251,044
September 30, 2011
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT [0002] The invention was made with government support under Contract Nos. DE-AC02-05CH11231 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.