The controlled growth of conjugated polymer-quantum dot nanocomposites via a unimolecular templating strategy

Guoxiao Yuan, Tianci Liang, Yachao Liang, Xinchang Pang, Zhongfan Jia

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Abstract

Size and surface functionality are critically important for organic-inorganic hybrid semiconductive nanocomposites in terms of stable photoelectrochemical properties and superior device performance. The ability of reversible deactivation radical polymerization to control the chain length and dispersity of polymers is herein extended to the tailor-made synthesis of nanocomposites with tunable size, distribution, and surface coating. This is exemplified by the fabrication of cadmium selenide (CdSe) quantum dots (QDs) with uniform sizes from 2 to 10 nm that are intimately coated with poly(3-hexylthiophene) (i.e., CdSe@P3HT).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1250-1253
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume57
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Feb 2021

Keywords

  • Nanocomposites
  • Templating strategies
  • Unimolecular templating strategies
  • organic–inorganic hybrid semiconductive nanocomposites
  • semiconductive nanocomposites
  • photoelectrochemical properties
  • cadmium selenide
  • quantum dots
  • Poly(3-hexylthiophene)

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