Phosphole-Modified Poly(thiophene)s: Unique Postfunctionalizable Conjugated Polymers That Sense Elemental Chalcogenides


  • We thank the Ministère de la Recherche, the Institut Universitaire de France, the CNRS, and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.


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Bulk response: Following the development of conjugated polymers that sense ions or neutral molecules, the first π-conjugated polymer which is capable of detecting elemental chalcogens is presented. Individual reactions at the phosphole moieties (see picture) result in macroscopic responses of the bulk polymer.