Saturday, April 29, 2006

Rigid-Rod Polyquinolines ā€“ the Creation of New Polymers (Zakiya)

Poly(2,2ā€™-(p,pā€™-diphenylacetylene)-6,6ā€™-bis(4-phenylquinoline) or PBAPQ is one of the group of polyquinolines used to create multilayer organic (thin film, polymer based) solar cells.

While now available commercially, this polymer was originally synthesized manually using the time intensive process described here and is an example of an enol/imine condensation.

For more information on how these polymers are used in organic solar cells click here.