ZnIIbisterpyridine metallopolymers: Improved processability by the introduction of polymeric side chains

Andreas Wild, Anke Teichler, Christian Von Der Ehe, Andreas Winter, Martin D. Hager, Bing Yao, Baohua Zhang, Zhiyuan Xie, Wai Yeung Wong, Ulrich S. Schubert

Research output: Journal article publicationJournal articleAcademic researchpeer-review

12 Citations (Scopus)


Introducing well-defined polymeric side chains to bisterpyridine coordination polymers enables the synthesis of materials with tailor-made optical and mechanical properties. The polymers are introduced either by a copper-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition (grafting-onto) or an atom transfer radical polymerization (polymerization-from) method. The resulting metallopolymers exhibit improved solubility in common organic solvents and can, therefore, be inkjet-printed from chlorinated benzene solutions. The photophysical properties of the so-produced homogeneous films are investigated and a proof-of-principle polymer light-emitting device can be constructed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1072-1080
Number of pages9
JournalMacromolecular Chemistry and Physics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • atom-transfer radical polymerization (ATRP)
  • conducting polymers
  • inkjet printing
  • metal-polymer complexes
  • self-assembly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


Dive into the research topics of 'ZnIIbisterpyridine metallopolymers: Improved processability by the introduction of polymeric side chains'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this