Benzotriazole containing conjugated polymers for multipurpose organic electronic applications

Balan A., Baran D., Toppare L.

POLYMER CHEMISTRY, vol.2, no.5, pp.1029-1043, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 2 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1039/c1py00007a
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1029-1043
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Benzotriazole (BTz) containing polymers have recently emerged in organic electronic applications and they are increasingly attracting a great deal of attention. These polymers are reviewed from a general perspective in terms of their potential use in three main fields, electrochromics (ECs), organic solar cells (OSCs) and organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs). In order to have a better insight into the properties of these polymers, they were compared with similar polymers. Good solubility, optical and electronic properties and synthetic availability make them multipurpose materials. They combine many desired properties in polymers and their use in different device applications is examined in detail.