This work was supported by the Research Grant Council of Hong Kong and by the Committee on Research and Conference Grants (University of Hong Kong). Partial financial support from Hung Hing Ying Physical Science Research Fund and the Run Run Shaw/Leung Kau Kui Research and Teaching Endowment Fund is also acknowledged.
Synthesis and photoconducting properties of poly(p-phenylenevinylene)containing a bis(terpyridine)ruthenium(II) complex†
Article first published online: 29 OCT 2004
Copyright © 1997 Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 9, Issue 9, pages 716–719, 1997
How to Cite
Ng, W. Y. and Chan, W. K. (1997), Synthesis and photoconducting properties of poly(p-phenylenevinylene)containing a bis(terpyridine)ruthenium(II) complex. Adv. Mater., 9: 716–719. doi: 10.1002/adma.19970090907
- Issue published online: 29 OCT 2004
- Article first published online: 29 OCT 2004
- Manuscript Accepted: 18 MAR 1997
- Manuscript Received: 21 JAN 1997
Can a photosensitizer enhance the photoconductivity of PPV (poly(p-phenylenevinylene))? The use of a palladium-catalyzed coupling reaction is described for the production of a series of PPV derivatives that contain different amounts of a bis(terpyridine) ruthenium(II) metal complex, a well-known photosensitizer when covalently linked to electron donating and accepting groups. Results of optical and electrical investigations are presented that indicate that the opening question can be answered in the affirmative.