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Polymers 2019, 11(3), 504;

Synthetic Routes to Silsesquioxane-Based Systems as Photoactive Materials and Their Precursors

Department of Organometallic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Umultowska 89B, 61-614 Poznan, Poland
Centre for Advanced Technologies, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Umultowska 89C, 61-614 Poznan, Poland
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Received: 5 February 2019 / Revised: 8 March 2019 / Accepted: 9 March 2019 / Published: 16 March 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue POSS-Based Polymers)
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Over the past two decades, organic optoelectronic materials have been considered very promising. The attractiveness of this group of compounds, regardless of their undisputable application potential, lies in the possibility of their use in the construction of organic–inorganic hybrid materials. This class of frameworks also considers nanostructural polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes (POSSs) with “organic coronae” and precisely defined organic architectures between dispersed rigid silica cores. A significant number of papers on the design and development of POSS-based organic optoelectronic as well as photoluminescent (PL) materials have been published recently. In view of the scientific literature abounding with numerous examples of their application (i.e., as OLEDs), the aim of this review is to present efficient synthetic pathways leading to the formation of nanocomposite materials based on silsesquioxane systems that contain organic chromophores of complex nature. A summary of stoichiometric and predominantly catalytic methods for these silsesquioxane-based systems to be applied in the construction of photoactive materials or their precursors is given.
Keywords: silsesquioxanes; optoelectronics; OLEDs silsesquioxanes; optoelectronics; OLEDs

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Dudziec, B.; Żak, P.; Marciniec, B. Synthetic Routes to Silsesquioxane-Based Systems as Photoactive Materials and Their Precursors. Polymers 2019, 11, 504.

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