Synthesis and luminescent properties of mercury(II) polyynes containing derivatized benzene in the backbone

Li Liu, Ming Xuan Li, Wai Yeung Wong

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Group 12 mercury(ii) polyyne polymers containing derivatized benzene spacers were prepared in good yields using Hagihara's dehydrohalogenation reaction of HgCl2with HC≡C(C6H2R)2C≡CH (R ≤ 4,5-dioctyloxy, 2,5-dihexadecyloxy) at room temperature in a basic medium. The structures of these polymers were confirmed by standard spectroscopic methods and their luminescent properties were examined. Our investigations indicate that two polymers exhibit different luminescence properties due to different position of the substituents on the benzene spacer.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)799-802
Number of pages4
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 22 Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes

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