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Peer-reviewed article of this Preprint published on 3 May 2020,
See Processes Volume 8

Well-defined Conjugated Macromolecules in Sensing

Sciprofile linkAgata Krywko-Cendrowska, Sciprofile linkDawid Szweda, Sciprofile linkRóża Szweda
Published: 9 April 2020
Abstract: Macromolecules with well-defined structures in terms of molar mass and monomer sequence became interesting building blocks for modern materials. The precision of the macromolecular structure makes fine-tuning of the properties of resulting materials possible. Conjugated macromolecules exhibit excellent optoelectronic properties that make them exceptional candidates for sensors construction. The importance of chain length and monomer sequence is particularly important in conjugated systems. The sequence lengths, monomer sequence and structural modification often influence the energy bang gap between HOMO and LUMO orbitals of the molecules that reflect in their properties. Moreover, the supramolecular aggregation that is often observed in oligo-conjugated systems is usually strongly affected by even minor structural changes that are used for sensor designs. This review summarizes the examples of well-defined conjugated macromolecules based on oligo(arylene ethynylene)s skeleton used for sensor applications. The sensing mechanisms and importance of uniformity of structure are discussed.
Keywords: building / structural / oligo / well defined conjugated / defined conjugated macromolecules

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