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Alternating copolymers of 2,6-bis(p-dihexylaminostyryl)anthracene-9,10-diyl and N-octylcarbazole with large two-photon cross sections

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  • Zhang Xueheng,

    1. Key Laboratory of Rubber-Plastics of Ministry of Education/Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Rubber-plastics, School of Polymer Science and Engineering, Qingdao University of Science and Technology, 53 Zhengzhou Road, Qingdao 266042, China
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  • Li Wen,

    1. Key Laboratory of Rubber-Plastics of Ministry of Education/Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Rubber-plastics, School of Polymer Science and Engineering, Qingdao University of Science and Technology, 53 Zhengzhou Road, Qingdao 266042, China
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  • Li Xiaojing,

    1. Key Laboratory of Rubber-Plastics of Ministry of Education/Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Rubber-plastics, School of Polymer Science and Engineering, Qingdao University of Science and Technology, 53 Zhengzhou Road, Qingdao 266042, China
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  • Liu Tongliang,

    1. Key Laboratory of Rubber-Plastics of Ministry of Education/Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Rubber-plastics, School of Polymer Science and Engineering, Qingdao University of Science and Technology, 53 Zhengzhou Road, Qingdao 266042, China
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  • Fan Zhaobo,

    1. Key Laboratory of Rubber-Plastics of Ministry of Education/Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Rubber-plastics, School of Polymer Science and Engineering, Qingdao University of Science and Technology, 53 Zhengzhou Road, Qingdao 266042, China
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  • Yang Wenjun

    Corresponding author
    1. Key Laboratory of Rubber-Plastics of Ministry of Education/Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Rubber-plastics, School of Polymer Science and Engineering, Qingdao University of Science and Technology, 53 Zhengzhou Road, Qingdao 266042, China
    • Key Laboratory of Rubber-Plastics of Ministry of Education/Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Rubber-plastics, School of Polymer Science and Engineering, Qingdao University of Science and Technology, 53 Zhengzhou Road, Qingdao 266042, China
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Abstract

We report the synthesis, thermal, one- and two-photon properties of poly(2,6-bis(p-dihexylaminostyryl)anthracene-9,10-diyl-alt-N-octylcarbazole-3,6-/2,7-diyl) (P1/P2). The as-synthesized polymers exhibit number-average molecular weights of 1.7 × 104 for P1 and 2.1 × 104 g/mol for P2. They emit strong one- and two-photon excitation fluorescence with the peak around 502 nm, and the fluorescence quantum yields around 0.76 in chloroform. In film state, P1 and P2 show different red-shift emission with the peaks at 512 nm and 523 nm, respectively. The DSC measurement reveals that as-synthesized polymers are all amorphous aggregates with the glass transition temperatures of 131 °C for P1 and 152 °C for P2. The solution two-photon absorption (TPA) properties of P1 and P2 in chloroform are measured by the two-photon-induced fluorescence method using femtosecond laser pulses (120 fs). The TPA cross sections (δ) are measured over the range of 700–900 nm. The maximal δ of P1 and P2 all appear at ∼800 nm and are 1010 GM and 940 GM per repeating unit, respectively. This suggests that no notable interactions among structure units that impair their fluorescence and TPA properties, and the polymers with large δ can be obtained by using the high TPA-active units as building blocks. © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Polym Sci Part A: Polym Chem, 2010

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