Semiconductors & Integrated Circuits
Degradable Conjugated Polymers For The Selective Sorting Of Semiconducting Carbon Nanotubes
Inventors: Padma Gopalan, Michael Arnold, Catherine Kansiusarulsamy, Gerald Brady, Matthew Shea
Conjugated polymers composed of bi-pyridine units linked to 9,9-dialkyl fluorenyl-2,7-diyl units via imine linkages along the polymer backbone are provided. Also provided are semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes coated with the conjugated polymers and methods of sorting and separating s-SWCNTs from a sample comprising a mixture of s-SWCNTs and metallic single-walled carbon nanotubes using the conjugated polymers.