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Keywords:

  • free-radical polymerization;
  • poly(methyl methacrylate);
  • copolymer;
  • tris(2,2′-bipyridine)ruthenium(II) complexes;
  • luminescence

Abstract

The luminescent complex [4-(3-hydroxypropyl)-4′-methyl-2,2′-bipyridine]-bis(2,2′-bipyridine)-ruthenium(II)-bis(hexafluoroantimonate) and its methacrylate derivative were successfully synthesized and fully characterized by two-dimensional 1H and 13C{1H} NMR techniques [correlation spectroscopy (COSY) and heteronuclear multiple-quantum coherence experiment (HMQC)], as well as matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry. The respective labeled methyl methacrylate-ruthenium(polypyridyl) copolymers were obtained by free-radical copolymerization with methyl methacrylate and were characterized utilizing NMR, IR, and UV–visible spectroscopy and gel permeation chromatography. © 2003 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Polym Sci Part A: Polym Chem 41: 3954–3964, 2003