CHEM 400: Organic electronic materials synthesis

  • Prerequisite:  CHEM 264 and 265

Organic Electronic Materials Synthesis will familiarize students with modern techniques that are used to synthesize organic electronic materials (conjugated molecules and polymers). Methods to be introduced include Pd-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions (Suzuki, Stille, Sonagashira etc.), other catalytic and stoichiometric techniques (Yamamoto, Kumada, Gilch etc.), oxidative polymerization (chemical and electrochemical) and C-H bond activation strategies. The methods will be discussed within the context of the properties and potential applications of the resulting materials such as organic photovoltaics, light emitting diodes and field-effect transistors.

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