Functional organic and organometallic polymers and materials have gained much attention as versatile materials for energy interconversions and optoelectronic/photonic applications, including electrical energy generation in photovoltaic cells and light generation in organic light-emitting diodes, as they offer a low cost, light weight and simple option for device fabrication. Molecular Design and Applications of Photofunctional Polymers and Materials, presents a critical perspective of the current field, with emphasis on fundamental concepts and current applications in optoelectronics, electronics and nanotechnology. The book also covers photochemically degradable polymers, electrochromic and photochromic materials, biosensing and bioimaging materials, and low- and high-refractive index materials. With contributions from leading experts in the field, this timely book will provide a valuable contribution to the community enabling new synthetic methods to be developed to produce new materials with specific functional roles.
Heavy-Metal Organometallic Complexes as Yellow and Orange Triplet Emitters for Organic Light-Emitting Diodes; Molecular Design and Synthesis of Photofunctional Materials; Hyperbranched Acetylenic Polymers from Metal-Free and Regioselective Polycyclotrimerization of Arylene Bipropiolates: Synthesis, Characterization, and Photonic Properties; Metal Acetylide Complexes, Oligomers and Polymers in Photofunctional Materials Chemistry; Photoactive Multi-nuclear Metal-containing Polymeric Systems; Photochemically Degradable Polymers; Synthesis of Polymers with Metal-Metal Bonds Along the Backbone Using Click Chemistry; Metal s-alkynyl Complexes as Molecular Wires and Devices: a Comparative Study of Electron Density and Delocalisation; Material Design and Applications of Rhenium(I)-Containing Macromolecules; Recent Developments in Metal-Containing Complexes with Azo Chromophore Functionalities; Organic Dyes for Dye-sensitized Solar Cells; Strategies Towards Enhancing Charge Collection in Polymer Photovoltaic Devices; White Light-Emitting Polymers and Devices; Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticles Applications in Optoelectronics, Bioimaging and Biosensing; Luminescent Transition Metal Complexes as Biomolecular and Cellular Probes; Novel Fluorene-based Functional "Click Polymers" for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells;