Novel photo‐ and electroluminescent polymers based on poly(p‐pyridyl vinylene), poly(p‐pyridinium vinylene) and their butyl‐substituted derivatives are reported. The materials exhibit good fluorescence quantum yields and the butyl derivatives are soluble in conventional organic solvents. Highly luminescent thin films of these materials can be prepared on a variety of substrates using a simple elecrostatic deposition technique and the high‐temperature annealing step required for PPV films is not required.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering
- Materials Science(all)