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Type: Artigo
Title: Temperature dependence of molecular dynamics and supramolecular aggregation in MEH-PPV films: a solid-state NMR, x-ray and fluorescence spectroscopy study
Author: Souza, A. A.
Cossiello, R. F.
Plivelic, T. S.
Mantovani, G. L.
Faria, G. C.
Atvars, T. D. Z.
Torriani, I. L.
Bonagamba, T. J.
Azevedo, E. R. de
Abstract: This article presents an investigation of the temperature induced modification in the microstructure and dynamics of poly[2-methoxy-5-(2′-ethylhexyloxy)-1,4-phenylenevinylene] (MEH-PPV) cast films using Wide-Angle X-ray Scattering (WAXS), solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), and Fluorescence Spectroscopy (PL). MEH-PPV chain motions were characterized as a function of temperature by NMR. The results indicated that the solvent used to cast the films influences the activation energy of the side-chain motions. This was concluded from the comparison of the activation energy of the toluene cast film, Ea = (54 ± 8) kJ/mol, and chloroform cast film, Ea = (69 ± 5) kJ/mol, and could be attributed to the higher side-chain packing provided by chloroform, that preferentially solvates the side chain in contrast to toluene that solvates mainly the backbone. Concerning the backbone mobility, it was observed that the torsional motions in the MEH-PPV have average amplitude of ∼10° at 300 K, which was found to be independent of the solvent used to cast the films. In order to correlate the molecular dynamics processes with the changes in the microstructure of the polymer, in situ WAXS experiments as a function of temperature were performed and revealed that the interchain spacing in the MEH-PPV molecular aggregates increases as a function of temperature, particularly at temperatures where molecular relaxations occur. It was also observed that the WAXS peak associated with the bilayer spacing becomes narrower and its intensity increases whereas the peak associated with the interbackbone planes reduces its intensity for higher temperatures. This last result could be interpreted as a decrease in the number of aggregates and the reduction of the interchain species during the MEH-PPV relaxation processes. These WAXS results were correlated with PL spectra modifications observed upon temperature treatments
Subject: Espectroscopia de fluorescência
Country: Reino Unido
Editor: Elsevier
Rights: Fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2008.09.030
Date Issue: 2008
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