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Poly(isothianaphthene–bithiophefe): A new regularly structured polythiophene analogue

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  • Prof. Dominique Lorcy,

    1. Department of Chemistry, The University of Alabama P.O. Box 870336, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-(f)336 (USA)
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  • Prof. Michael P. Cava

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    1. Department of Chemistry, The University of Alabama P.O. Box 870336, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-(f)336 (USA)
    • Department of Chemistry, The University of Alabama P.O. Box 870336, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-(f)336 (USA)
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  • We thank the National Science Foundation for support of this work through Grant CHE-9001714.

Abstract

A new, low band-gap polymer (see figure), a hybrid of polythiophene and polyisothianaphthene, has been synthesized. Current interest in the synthesis of low bandgap polymers is considerable in view of their potentially superior conductivity and nonlinear optical properties. The results complement well the independent analogous work reported by Bäuerle et al. in the following article.

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