Alkyl = butyl, octyl, decyl, and docecyl.
Molecular weight (Mw):
Approximately 45-60K via GPC
Regioregularity unless otherwise noted:
91-94% via NMR
Metal contents (Br, Ni and Zn):
The "regular" series typically contains less than 0.2%
The "E" series typically contains less than 0.02%
These polymers are not soluble in protic solutions, such as alcohols. They are most soluble in chlorinated hydrocarbons such as chloroform, methylene chloride and carbon tetrachloride. They are reasonably soluble in THF and also aromatic hydrocarbon solvents such as toluene and xylene. The solubility differs with the 3-alkyl group chain length, the butyl being the least soluble and the dodecyl being the most soluble. The regiorandom versions are more soluble than the regioregular versions. Please feel free to contact us about specific solubility questions.
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