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Synthesis and chemical modification of new luminescent substituted poly(p-phenylene) polymers

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  • Mejed Chemli,

    1. Laboratoire des Polymères-Biopolymères-Matériaux Organiques (LPBMO), Faculté des Sciences de Monastir, Bd. de l'Environnement, 5019 Monastir, Tunisie Université de Monastir
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  • Ayoub Haj Said,

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    1. Laboratoire des Polymères-Biopolymères-Matériaux Organiques (LPBMO), Faculté des Sciences de Monastir, Bd. de l'Environnement, 5019 Monastir, Tunisie Université de Monastir
    • Laboratoire des Polymères-Biopolymères-Matériaux Organiques (LPBMO), Faculté des Sciences de Monastir, Bd. de l'Environnement, 5019 Monastir, Tunisie Université de Monastir
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  • Jean-Louis Fave,

    1. INSP, UPMC Univ Paris 06, CNRS UMR 7588, 140 rue de Lourmel, 75015 Paris, France
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  • Carlos Barthou,

    1. INSP, UPMC Univ Paris 06, CNRS UMR 7588, 140 rue de Lourmel, 75015 Paris, France
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  • Mustapha Majdoub

    1. Laboratoire des Polymères-Biopolymères-Matériaux Organiques (LPBMO), Faculté des Sciences de Monastir, Bd. de l'Environnement, 5019 Monastir, Tunisie Université de Monastir
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Abstract

A new acyl-functionalized poly(p-phenylene) (Ac-PPP) was synthesized by Yamamoto cross-coupling and chemically modified to obtain an anthracene-containing derivative (An-PPP). The chemical structures of the polymers were confirmed by 1H-NMR, 13C-NMR, and FTIR spectroscopic analysis. They are fully soluble in common organic solvents and have number-average molecular weight of 2.70 × 103 and 5.26 × 103 g mol−1 for Ac-PPP and An-PPP, respectively. The optical properties of the polymers were investigated by UV–visible absorption and photoluminescence spectroscopies. A green emission was observed in Ac-PPP solid thin film and a yellow one in the anthracene-containing polymer An-PPP. The optical bandgap values were 3.21 and 3.08 eV for Ac-PPP and An-PPP, respectively. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci, 2012

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