Synthesis, optical and photoconducting properties of platinum poly-yne polymers functionalized with electron-donating and electron-withdrawing bithiazole units

Wai Yeung Wong, Sze Man Chan, Ka Ho Choi, Kok Wai Cheah, Wai Kin Chan

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Communication: By virtue of the electron-donating and electron-withdrawing properties of the thiazole ring, a new soluble rigid-rod organometallic polymer containing electron-donating and electron-withdrawing trans-[-Pt-(PBu3)2-C≡C-R-C≡C-]n(R = bithiazolediyl) groups is prepared by CuI-catalyzed dehydrohalogenation. The thermal properties and the optical absorption and photoluminescence spectra of the polymer are reported. The polymer is luminescent with a singlet emission peak at 539 nm and photoconducting in a single-layer sandwich structure photocell. The optical gap of the polymer is reduced compared to that for the oligothienyl analogue.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-457
Number of pages5
JournalMacromolecular Rapid Communications
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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