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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