Flexible thiophene polymers: A concerted macromolecular architecture for dielectrics

Xiaodong Yin, Yali Qiao, Matthew R. Gadinski, Qing Wang, Chuanbing Tang

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

29 Scopus citations


The design of novel dielectric polymers currently employs approaches on capitalizing main-chain and side-chain architectures respectively. This paper reports a concerted macromolecular architecture synergistically tuning both the polymeric backbone and side chain. Our approach relies on an oligomer thiophene side chain and a norbornene backbone. This architecture results in highly flexible and transparent dielectric polymers, superior to methacrylate polymer counterparts. A facile hydrogenation of the polynorbornene backbone results in more than two fold increase in the electric field breakdown strength with the conservation of low dielectric loss.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2929-2933
Number of pages5
JournalPolymer Chemistry
Issue number17
StatePublished - May 17 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry


Dive into the research topics of 'Flexible thiophene polymers: A concerted macromolecular architecture for dielectrics'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this