Boron-terminated polystyrene with molecular weight ranging from 1800 to 18000 g/mol were synthesized for p-type doping of silicon substrates through spin-on technique. Several polymers were prepared using the ARGET-ATRP method using tert-butyl 2-bromoisobutyrate as initiator, changing monomer to initiator ratio and the reaction time. After polymerization, polystyrene samples were functionalized in order to end-cap the chains with a boron-containing molecule. Various polymers were characterized by SEC, to estimate Mn, Mw and PDI, by NMR (1H and 13C) in order to investigate the correct structure of the molecules and by TGA-GC-MS for knowing the thermal behavior and the amount of boron into the polymers.
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11 Jul 2018
Volume: 1981 Issue: 1 Pages: 020173
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