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dc.contributor.authorMaiz, Jon
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Guoming
dc.contributor.authorRuiperez Cillán, Fernando
dc.contributor.authorDelbosc, Nicolas
dc.contributor.authorCoulembier, Olivier
dc.contributor.authorWang, Dujin
dc.contributor.authorMüller Sánchez, Alejandro Jesús
dc.date2020-06-14
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-07T11:42:39Z
dc.date.available2019-06-07T11:42:39Z
dc.date.issued2019-06-14
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Materials Chemistry C 7(22) : 6548-6558 (2019)es_ES
dc.identifier.issn2050-7526
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10810/33144
dc.description.abstractWe have studied how cyclic topology affects the crystallization and morphology of π-conjugated poly(3- hexylthiophene) (P3HT) molecules by comparing linear and cyclic analogues for the first time, with three different chain lengths. We employ a range of experimental techniques including wide-angle X-ray scattering (WAXS), polarized light optical microscopy (PLOM), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and a combination of Polarized Light Optical Microscopy (PLOM) and Spectroscopy (S). The crystallization and melting points, melting/crystallization enthalpies, and overall crystallization kinetics of cyclic P3HTs are found to be substantially lower than their linear counterparts. The results are explained by the higher rigidity of cyclic molecules, as predicted by density functional theory (DFT) calculations, in the low molecular weight range explored here, in comparison with linear P3HT chains. Additionally, we have found that cyclic P3HT can form liquid crystalline phases above their crystalline melting points and a new crystal form at lower temperatures. PLOM, WAXS, DSC and PLOM/S results indicate that cyclic P3HTs display bipolar and concentric nematic textures that disappear at a well-defined nematic-isotropic transition temperature. Such liquid crystalline textures are completely absent in the linear P3HTs analogues studied here. We conclude that the cyclic topology induces the formation of liquid crystalline phases as the rigid P3HT oligomers can self-assemble above their crystalline melting temperatures.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipJ.M. acknowledges support from the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa under the program Fellow Gipuzkoa and “Fomento San Sebastián” in the framework program “Retorno del Talento Local” Donostia up! 2016. We acknowledge the help of Dr. Jaime Martín and Ms. Sara Marina with the combined Microscopy/Spectroscopy measurements. J.M. and A.J.M. acknowledge funding by Mineco MAT2017- 83014-C2-1-P project. N.D. and O.C. are grateful to the Science Policy Office of the Belgian Federal Government (PAI 7/5) and to the Belgian FRFC-FNRS (n°2.4508.12). O.C. is Research Associates of the F.R.S.-FNRS. G.L. is grateful to the Youth Innovation Promotion Association of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (2015026). D.W. and A.J.M acknowledge the support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (51820105005). All authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the EU through the H2020-MSCA-RISE-2017-778092 BIODEST project. Technical and human support provided by IZO-SGI, SGIker (UPV/EHU, MICINN, GV/EJ, ERDF and ESF) is gratefully acknowledged for assistance and generous allocation of computational resources.es_ES
dc.language.isoenges_ES
dc.publisherRoyal Society of Chemistryes_ES
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/778092es_ES
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MINECO/MAT2017-83014-C2-1-Pes_ES
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/embargoedAccesses_ES
dc.titleHow cyclic chain topology can reduce the crystallization rate of Poly(3- hexylthiophene) and promote the formation of liquid crystalline phases in comparison with linear analogue chainses_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
dc.rights.holder© The Royal Society of Chemistry 2019es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2019/tc/c9tc01609k#!divAbstractes_ES
dc.identifier.doi10.1039/C9TC01609K
dc.contributor.funderEuropean Comission
dc.departamentoesCiencia y tecnología de polímeroses_ES
dc.departamentoeuPolimeroen zientzia eta teknologiaes_ES


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