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Exploration of palladium-catalyzed reactions for the synthesis of conjugated polymers
Author(s): Zhenan Bao; Luping Yu
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Paper Abstract

Conjugated polymers are of great interest due to their unique structure, interesting physical properties, and potential applications in electronic or opto-electronic devices. Recently, the synthesis of soluble and processable conjugated polymers with different functionalities has become an active research area. We have been exploring palladium-catalyzed reactions (the Stille and the Heck reactions) for preparing functionalized, conjugated polymers. These palladium catalyzed reactions have the advantage of mild reaction conditions and high yields. Different types of conjugated polymers with different properties and applications, such as liquid crystalline conjugated polymers, photoactive metalloporphyrin-containing polymers, and conjugated photorefractive polymers have been synthesized.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 1995
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2528, Optical and Photonic Applications of Electroactive and Conducting Polymers, (15 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.219548
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Zhenan Bao, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Luping Yu, Univ. of Chicago (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2528:
Optical and Photonic Applications of Electroactive and Conducting Polymers
Sze Chang Yang; Prasanna Chandrasekhar, Editor(s)

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