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  4. Conjugated copolymers containing electron donor and acceptor units in their main chain have emerged as promising materials for organic electronic devices due to their tunable optoelectronic properties. Herein, we describe the use of direct arylation polymerization to create a series of fully π-conjugated copolymers containing the highly tailorable purine scaffold as a key design element. To create efficient coupling sites, dihalopurines are flanked by alkylthiophenes to create a monomer that is readily copolymerized with a variety of conjugated comonomers, ranging from electron-donating 3,4-dihydro-2 H -thieno[3,4- b ][1,4]dioxepine to electron-accepting 4,7-bis(5-bromo-3-hexylthiophen-2-yl)benzo[ c ][1,2,5]thiadiazole. The comonomer choice and electronic nature of the purine scaffold allow the photophysical properties of the purine-containing copolymers to be widely varied, with optical bandgaps ranging from 1.96–2.46 eV, and photoluminescent quantum yields as high as ϕ = 0.61. Frontier orbital energy levels determined for the various copolymers using density functional theory tight binding calculations track with experimental results, and the geometric structures of the alkylthiophene-flanked purine monomer and its copolymer are found to be nearly planar. The utility of direct arylation polymerization and intrinsic tailorability of the purine scaffold highlight the potential of these fully conjugated polymers to establish structure–property relationships based on connectivity pattern and comonomermore »type, which may broadly inform efforts to advance purine-containing conjugated copolymers for various applications.« less
  5. Abstract The Joint Automated Repository for Various Integrated Simulations (JARVIS) is an integrated infrastructure to accelerate materials discovery and design using density functional theory (DFT), classical force-fields (FF), and machine learning (ML) techniques. JARVIS is motivated by the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) principles of developing open-access databases and tools to reduce the cost and development time of materials discovery, optimization, and deployment. The major features of JARVIS are: JARVIS-DFT, JARVIS-FF, JARVIS-ML, and JARVIS-tools. To date, JARVIS consists of ≈40,000 materials and ≈1 million calculated properties in JARVIS-DFT, ≈500 materials and ≈110 force-fields in JARVIS-FF, and ≈25 ML models for material-property predictions in JARVIS-ML, all of which are continuously expanding. JARVIS-tools provides scripts and workflows for running and analyzing various simulations. We compare our computational data to experiments or high-fidelity computational methods wherever applicable to evaluate error/uncertainty in predictions. In addition to the existing workflows, the infrastructure can support a wide variety of other technologically important applications as part of the data-driven materials design paradigm. The JARVIS datasets and tools are publicly available at the website: .