Polytriacetylenes: Conjugated polymers with a novel all-carbon backbone (pages 786–790)
Martin Schreiber, John Anthony, Prof. François Diederich, Michael E. Spahr, Prof. Reinhard Nesper, Dr. Michael Hubrich, Frank Bommeli, Dr. Leonardo Degiorgi, Prof. Peter Wachter, Phil Kaatz, Dr. Christian Bosshard, Prof. Peter Günter, Martin Colussi, Prof. Ulrich W. Suter, Dr. Corinne Boudon, Dr. Jean-Paul Gisselbrecht and Prof. Maurice Gross
Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.19940061017
New, synthetically accessible, soluble, stable all-carbon-backbone polymers are reported. The polytriacetylenes (see Fig.) represent an intermediate step between polydiacetlylenes and carbyne and as such are of interest as alternatives for known conjugated polymers. The synthesis, film casting, and interesting properties are discussed.