Synthesis of regioregular poly(methyl pyridinium vinylene): An isoelectronic analogue to poly(phenylene vinylene)

Authors

  • Michael J. Marsella,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA 19104-6323 (USA)
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  • Dr. Dian-Kui Fu,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA 19104-6323 (USA)
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  • Prof. Timothy M. Swager

    1. Department of Chemistry and Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA 19104-6323 (USA)
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  • Funding from the National Science Foundation MRL program (DMR9120668), a NYI award to T M. S. (DMR-9258298), and a DuPont Young Professor Grant is greatly appreciated.

Abstract

Poly(phenylene vinylene), PPV, and its derivatives have generated much interest due to their high conductivity and electroluminescent properties which allow for LED applications. Highly electron-deficient PPV analogues are desirable as they would allow the use of environmentally stable metals as the electrodes in the LEDs. The title compound (see Figure) is just such as material.

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