Publications

2017


Qiang, Zhe; Liu, Xinye; Zou, Feng; Cavicchi, Kevin; Zhu, Yu; Vogt, Bryan Bimodal Porous Carbon-Silica Nanocomposites for Li-Ion Batteries. J. Phys. Chem. C, ASAP.

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b03795


Haichang Zhang, Ruonan Deng, Jing Wang, Xiang Li, Yu-Ming Chen, Kewei Liu, Clinton J. Taubert,
Stephen Z. D. Cheng, and Yu Zhu Crystalline Organic Pigment-Based Field-Effect Transistors. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2017, 9, 21891−21899.

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsami.7b03170

Zhe_YM_NanoEnergy2016

Haichang Zhang, Shuo Zhang, Yifan Mao, Kewei Liu, Yu-Ming Chen, Zhang Jiang, Joseph Strzalka, Wenjun Yang, Chien-Lung Wang, Yu Zhu Naphthodipyrrolidone (NDP) Based Conjugated Polymers with High Electron Mobility and Ambipolar Transport Properties. ‎Polym. Chem, 2017, 8, 3255–3260.

http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2017/py/c7py00616k#!divAbstract

Zhe_YM_NanoEnergy2016

Haichang Zhang, Kun Yang, Yu-Ming Chen, Ram Bhatta, Mesfin Tsige, Stephen Z. D. Cheng, Yu Zhu Polymers Based on Benzodipyrrolidone and Naphthodipyrrolidone with Latent Hydrogen-Bonding on the Main Chain. Macromol. Chem. Phys, 2017, 1600617

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/macp.201600617/abstract

Zhe_YM_NanoEnergy2016

Xinye Liu, Feng Zou, Kewei Liu, Zhe Qiang, Clinton J. Taubert, Putu Ustriyana, Bryan D. Vogt and Yu Zhu Binary Metal Organic Frameworks Derived Hierarchical Hollow Ni3S2/Co9S8/N-doped Carbon Composite with Superior Sodium Storage Performance. J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 11781–11787.

http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2017/TA/C7TA00201G

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Sarang M. Bhaway, Zhe Qiang, Yanfeng Xia, Xuhui Xia, Byeongdu Lee, Kevin G. Yager, Lihua Zhang, Kim Kisslinger, Yu-Ming Chen, Kewei Liu, Yu Zhu, and Bryan D. Vogt Operando Grazing Incidence Small Angle X-Ray Scattering/X-Ray Diffraction of Model Ordered Mesoporous Lithium Ion Batteries Anodes. ACS Nano, 2017, 11, 1443-1454

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsnano.6b06708


Zhe Qiang, Yu-Ming Chen, Burcu Gurkan, Yuanhao Guo, Miko Cakmak, Kevin A. Cavicchi, Yu Zhu, Bryan D. Vogt Cooperatively Assembled Nitrogen-doped Ordered Mesoporous Carbon/Iron Oxide Nanocomposites For Low-cost, Long Cycle Life Sodium-ion Batteries. Carbon, 2017, 116, 286-293

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0008622317301124


Nano Energy

Zhe Qiang†, Yu-Ming Chen†, Yanfeng Xia, Wenfeng Liang, Yu Zhu*, Bryan D. Vogt* Ultra-long Cycle Life, Low-Cost Room Temperature Sodium-Sulfur Batteries Enabled by Highly Doped (N,S) Nanoporous Carbons. Nano Energy, 2017, 32, 59-66

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2211285516305821

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2016

Kewei Liu†, Zitian Yu†, Xiaowen Zhu, Shuo Zhang, Feng Zou, and Yu Zhu A Universal Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS)-Active Graphene Cathode for Lithium-Air Battery. RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 102272-102279

http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2016/ra/c6ra23331g

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Yu-Ming Chen, Wenfeng Liang, Si Li, Feng Zou, Sarang M. Bhaway, Zhe Qiang, Min Gao, Bryan D. Vogt and Yu Zhu A Nitrogen Doped Carbonized Metal–organic Framework for High Stability Room Temperature Sodium–sulfur Batteries. J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016, 4, 12471-12478

http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2016/ta/c6ta04529d#!divAbstract

Yu-Ming_JMCA2016

Sarang M. Bhaway, Yu-Ming Chen, Yuanhao Guo, Pattarasai Tangvijitsakul, Mark D. Soucek, Miko Cakmak, Yu Zhu, and Bryan D. Vogt Hierarchical Electrospun and Cooperatively Assembled Nanoporous Ni/NiO/MnOx/Carbon Nanofiber Composites for Lithium Ion Battery Anodes. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2016, 8 (30), 19484-19493

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsami.6b05592


Abdul-Rahman O. Raji, Tanvi Varadhachary, Kewang Nan Tuo Wang, Jian Lin, Yongsung Ji, Bostjan Genorio, Yu Zhu, Carter Kittrell, and James M. Tour Composites of Graphene Nanoribbon Stacks and Epoxy for Joule Heating and Deicing of Surfaces. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2016, 8 (5), 3551–3556

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsami.5b11131


Tianyu Meng, Chang Liu, Kai Wang, Tianda He, Yu Zhu, Abdullah Al-Enizi, Ahmed Elzatahry, and Xiong Gong High Performance Perovskite Hybrid Solar Cells with E-beam-Processed TiOx Electron Extraction Layer. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2016, 8 (3), 1876–1883

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsami.5b098736


Feng Zou, Yu-Ming Chen, Kewei Liu, Zitian Yu, Wenfeng Liang, Min Gao, Sarang M. Bhaway and Yu Zhu Metal Organic Frameworks Derived Hierarchical Hollow NiO/Ni/Graphene Composites for Lithium and Sodium Storage. ACS Nano, 2016, 10 (1), 377–386

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsnano.5b05041

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Ruixuan He, Mauricio Echeverri, Daniel Ward, Yu Zhu, and Thein Kyu Highly Conductive Solvent-free Polymer Electrolyte Membrane for Lithium-ion Batteries: Effect of Prepolymer Molecular Weight. J. Mem. Sci. 2016, 498, 208-217

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0376738815302386


2015

Jeongwoo Lee, Yu-Ming Chen, Yu Zhu and Bryan D. Vogt Tuning SEI Formation on Nanoporous Carbon-titania Composite Sodium Ion Batteries Anodes and Performance with Subtle Processing Changes. RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 99329-99338

http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2015/ra/c5ra14907j#!divAbstract


Kewei Liu, Yu-Ming Chen, Gina M. Policastro, Matthew L. Becker, and Yu Zhu Three-dimensional Bi-continuous Graphene Monolith from Polymer Templates. ACS Nano 2015, 9(6), 6041-6049

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsnano.5b01006

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Yu-Ming Chen, Aozhen Xie, and Yu Zhu Cyclability of a Lithium–Oxygen Battery Containing N-Methyl-2-Pyrrolidone and a Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotube Cathode. ChemElectroChem 2015, 2(2), 208-212

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/celc.201402311/abstract

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Yu-Ming Chen, and Yu Zhu CVD of Carbon Nanotubes in Porous Nickel for Anodes in Lithium Ion Battery. Curr. Opin. Chem. Engr. 2015, 7, 32-39

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2211339814000872


2014
ACS_MacromoleculesKun Yang, Tianda He, Xiaoyi Chen, Stephen Z. D. Cheng and Yu Zhu Patternable Conjugated Polymers with Latent Hydrogen–bonding on the Main Chain. Macromolecules 2014, 47 (24), 8479–8486

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ACSAMI_Dec

Jeongwoo Lee, Yu-Ming Chen, Yu Zhu, and Bryan D. Vogt Fabrication of Porous Carbon/TiO2 Composites through Polymerization-Induced Phase Separation and Use As an Anode for Na-Ion Batteries. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2014, 6 (23), 21011–21018

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/am5058037


JMCA_Oct

Pei Dong, Yu Zhu, Jing Zhang, Feng Hao, Jingjie Wu, Sidong Lei, Hong Lin, Robert H Hauge, James M Tour and Jun Lou Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes/Graphene Hybrid Electrode as a TCO- and Pt- free Flexible Cathode for Solar Cell Applications. J. Mater. Chem. A 2014, 2, 20902-20907

http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2014/ta/c4ta05264a#!divAbstract


Pei Dong , Yu Zhu , Jing Zhang , Cheng Peng , Zheng Yan , Lei Li , Zhiwei Peng , Gedeng Ruan , Wanyao Xiao , Hong Lin , James M. Tour, and Jun Lou Graphene on Metal Grids as the Transparent Conductive Material for Dye Sensitized Solar Cell. J. Phys. Chem. C 2014, 118 (45), 25863–25868

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jp505735j


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Abdul-Rahman O. Raji, Sydney Salters, Errol L. G. Samuel, Yu Zhu, Vladimir Volman, and James M. Tour Functionalized Graphene Nanoribbon Films as a Radiofrequency and Optically Transparent Material. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2014,  6 (19), 16661–16668

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/am503478w


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Tianda He, Aozhen Xie, Darrell H. Reneker, and Yu Zhu A Tough and High-Performance Transparent Electrode from a Scalable and Transfer-Free Method. ACS Nano 2014, 8 (5), 4782–4789

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nn500678b

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Vladimir Volman , Yu Zhu , Abdul-Rahman O Raji , Bostjan Genorio , Wei Lu , Changsheng Xiang , Carter Kittrell , and James M. Tour Radiofrequency Transparent, Electrically Conductive Graphene Nanoribbon Thin Films as De-icing Heating Layers. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2014, 6 (1), 298–304

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/am404203y


2013

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Zhang, C. G.; Peng, Z. W.; Lin, J; Zhu, Y.; Ruan, G. D.; Hwang, C. C.; Lu, W.; Hauge, R. H.; Tour, J. M. Splitting of a Vertical Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube Carpet to a Graphene Nanoribbon Carpet and Its Use in Supercapacitors. ACS Nano 2013, 7(6), 5151–5159.

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nn400750n


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Lin, J.; Zhang, C. G.; Yan, Z.; Zhu, Y.; Peng, Z. W.; Hauge, R. H.; Natelson, D.; Tour, J. M., 3-Dimensional Graphene Carbon Nanotube Carpet-Based Microsupercapacitors with High Electrochemical Performance. Nano Letters 2013, 13, 72-78.

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nl3034976


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Lu, W.; Ruan, G.; Genorio, B.; Zhu, Y.; Novosel, B.; Peng, Z.; Tour, J. M., Functionalized Graphene Nanoribbons via Anionic Polymerization Initiated by Alkali Metal-Intercalated Carbon Nanotubes. ACS Nano 2013, 7, 2669-2675.

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nn400054t


2012
NatureComm

Zhu, Y.; Li, L.; Zhang, C.; Casillas, G.; Sun, Z.; Yan, Z.; Ruan, G.; Peng, Z.; Raji, A.-R. O.; Kittrell, C.; Hauge, R. H.; Tour, J. M., A seamless three-dimensional carbon nanotube graphene hybrid material. Nature communications 2012, 3, 1225.

http://www.nature.com/ncomms/journal/v3/n11/full/ncomms2234.html

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Zhu, Y.; James, D. K.; Tour, J. M., New Routes to Graphene, Graphene Oxide and Their Related Applications. Advanced Materials 2012, 24, 4924-4955.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adma.201202321/abstract

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Zhu, Y.; Li, X.; Cai, Q.; Sun, Z.; Casillas, G.; Jose-Yacaman, M.; Verduzco, R.; Tour, J. M., Quantitative Analysis of Structure and Bandgap Changes in Graphene Oxide Nanoribbons during Thermal Annealing. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2012, 134, 11774-11780.

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ja304471x

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Zhu, Y.; Tour, J. M., ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES Non-oxide boost. Nature Photonics 2012, 6, 72-73.

http://www.nature.com/nphoton/journal/v6/n2/full/nphoton.2011.349.html


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Yan, Z. ||; Ma, L. ||; Zhu, Y. ||; Lahiri, I.; Hahm, M. G.; Liu, Z.; Yang, S.; Xiang, C.; Lu, W.; Peng, Z., Sun, Z. Z.; Kittrell, C.; Lou, J.; Choi, W.; Ajayan, P. M.; Tour, J. M. Three-Dimensional Metal–Graphene–Nanotube Multifunctional Hybrid Materials. ACS Nano 2012, 7, 58-64.

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nn3015882

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Genorio, B.; Lu, W.; Dimiev, A. M.; Zhu, Y.; Raji, A.-R. O.; Novosel, B.; Alemany, L. B.; Tour, J. M., In Situ Intercalation Replacement and Selective Functionalization of Graphene Nanoribbon Stacks. ACS Nano 2012, 6, 4231-4240.

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nn300757t


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Sun, Z. Z.; Raji, A. R. O.; Zhu, Y.; Xiang, C. S.; Yan, Z.; Kittrel, C.; Samuel, E. L. G.; Tour, J. M., Large-Area Bernal-Stacked Bi-, Tri-, and Tetralayer Graphene. ACS Nano 2012, 6, 9790-9796.

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nn303328e


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Xiang, C. S.; Lu, W.; Zhu, Y.; Sun, Z. Z.; Yan, Z.; Hwang, C. C.; Tour, J. M., Carbon Nanotube and Graphene Nanoribbon-Coated Conductive Kevlar Fibers. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2012, 4, 131-136.

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/am201153b


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Yan, Z.; Lin, J.; Peng, Z. W.; Sun, Z. Z.; Zhu, Y.; Li, L.; Xiang, C. S.; Samuel, E. L.; Kittrell, C.; Tour, J. M., Toward the Synthesis of Wafer-Scale Single-Crystal Graphene on Copper Foils. ACS Nano 2012, 6, 9110-9117.

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nn303352k


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Yan, Z.; Yao, J.; Sun, Z.; Zhu, Y.; Tour, J. M., Controlled Ambipolar-to-Unipolar Conversion in Graphene Field-Effect Transistors Through Surface Coating with Poly(ethylene imine)/Poly(ethylene glycol) Films. Small 2012, 8, 59-62.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/smll.201101528/abstract


2011

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Zhu, Y.; Sun, Z. Z.; Yan, Z.; Jin, Z.; Tour, J. M., Rational Design of Hybrid Graphene Films for High-Performance Transparent Electrodes. ACS Nano 2011, 5, 6472-6479.

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nn201696g

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Zhu, Y.; Lu, W.; Sun, Z. Z.; Kosynkin, D. V.; Yao, J.; Tour, J. M., High Throughput Preparation of Large Area Transparent Electrodes Using Non-Functionalized Graphene Nanoribbons. Chemistry of Materials 2011, 23, 935-939.

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/cm1019553

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NatureComm

Sun, Z.; Pint, C. L.; Marcano, D. C.; Zhang, C.; Yao, J.; Ruan, G.; Yan, Z.; Zhu, Y.; Hauge, R. H.; Tour, J. M., Towards hybrid superlattices in graphene. Nature Communications 2011, 2,559.

http://www.nature.com/ncomms/journal/v2/n11/full/ncomms1577.html


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Yan, Z.; Peng, Z. W.; Sun, Z. Z.; Yao, J.; Zhu, Y.; Liu, Z.; Ajayan, P. M.; Tour, J. M., Growth of Bilayer Graphene on Insulating Substrates. ACS Nano 2011, 5, 8187-8192.

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nn202829y


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Yan, Z.; Sun, Z. Z.; Lu, W.; Yao, J.; Zhu, Y.; Tour, J. M., Controlled Modulation of Electronic Properties of Graphene by Self-Assembled Monolayers on SiO2 Substrates. ACS Nano 2011, 5, 1535-1540.

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nn1034845


2010

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Tieke, B.; Rabindranath, A. R.; Zhang, K.; Zhu, Y., Conjugated polymers containing diketopyrrolopyrrole units in the main chain. Beilstein journal of organic chemistry 2010, 6, 830-845.

http://www.beilstein-journals.org/bjoc/single/articleFullText.htm?publicId=1860-5397-6-92

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Zhu, Y.; Tour, J. M., Graphene Nanoribbon Thin Films Using Layer-by-Layer Assembly. Nano Letters 2010, 10, 4356-4362.

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nl101695g

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Sun, Z.; Yan, Z.; Yao, J.; Beitler, E.; Zhu, Y.; Tour, J. M., Growth of graphene from solid carbon sources. Nature 2010, 468, 549-552.

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v468/n7323/full/nature09579.html


2009

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Zhu, Y.; Zhang, K.; Tieke, B., Electrochemical Polymerization of Bis(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)-Substituted 1,4-Diketo-3,6-diphenyl-pyrrolo 3,4-c pyrrole (DPP) Derivative. Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 2009, 210, 431-439.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/macp.200800507/abstract

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Zhu, Y.; Higginbotham, A. L.; Tour, J. M., Covalent Functionalization of Surfactant-Wrapped Graphene Nanoribbons. Chemistry of Materials 2009, 21, 5284-5291.

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/cm902939n

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Jin, Z.; Lomeda, J. R.; Price, B. K.; Lu, W.; Zhu, Y.; Tour, J. M., Mechanically Assisted Exfoliation and Functionalization of Thermally Converted Graphene Sheets. Chemistry of Materials 2009, 21, 3045-3047.

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/cm901601g


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Rabindranath, A. R.; Zhu, Y.; Zhang, K.; Tieke, B., Purple red and luminescent polyiminoarylenes containing the 1, 4-diketo-3, 6-diphenylpyrrolo [3, 4-c] pyrrole (DPP) chromophore. Polymer 2009, 50, 1637-1644.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S003238610900130X


2007

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Zhu, Y.; Rabindranath, A. R.; Beyerlein, T.; Tieke, B., Highly luminescent 1, 4-diketo-3, 6-diphenylpyrrolo [3, 4-c] pyrrole-(DPP-) based conjugated polymers prepared upon Suzuki coupling. Macromolecules 2007, 40, 6981-6989.

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ma0710941

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2006

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Zhu, Y.; Heim, I.; Tieke, B., Red emitting diphenylpyrrolopyrrole (DPP)-based polymers prepared by Stille and Heck coupling. Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 2006, 207, 2206-2214.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/macp.200600363/abstract

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Rabindranath, A. R.; Zhu, Y.; Heim, I.; Tieke, B., Red Emitting N-Functionalized Poly (1, 4-diketo-3, 6-diphenylpyrrolo [3, 4-c] pyrrole)(Poly-DPP): A Deeply Colored Polymer with Unusually Large Stokes Shift. Macromolecules 2006, 39, 8250-8256.

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ma061024e