Accession Number:

ADA200226

Title:

PBT,PBO-Based Hybrid Polymers with Nonlinear Optical Properties or High Electrical Conductivity

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Mar 1986-15 Aug 1988

Corporate Author:

NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-08-29

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

This project involves a collaborative synthetic, polymer processing, and physicochemical program directed at exploiting the unique properties of the high modulushigh strength polymers polyp-phenylenebenzobisthiazole PBT and poly- p-phenylenebenzobisoxazole PBO for electronic charge transport and nonlinear optical NLO properties. In the former area, we have continued our successful studies of directly doping these polymers by electrochemical means and of processing phthalocyaninepolymer hybrid materials. In the NLO area, we have continued exploration of the properties of NLO chromophorePBT hybrid materials and of glassy macromolecules with such chromophores covalently bonded to the backbone. Initial studies of oriented NLO chromophores embedded in crosslinkable matrices have also been carried out. Approaches to inorganic organic hybrid NLO materials via intercalation processes are also under investigation. Keywords Conductive polymers, Phthalocyanine, Nonlinear Optical properties, Polymer doping.

Subject Categories:

  • Polymer Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE