Synthesis and electro-polymerisation of a novel heteropentalene mesomeric betaine: preparation of a novel low band-gap conjugated polymer

Saadeldin Elmasly, Alexander Gehre, Peter J Skabara, Stephen P. Stanforth, Filipe Vilela

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Abstract

The 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene (EDOT)-containing heteropentalene mesomeric betaine 9 has been prepared and electro-polymerised. When coated onto an indium tin oxide (ITO) covered glass slide the optical band-gap of the polymer was determined as 1.75 eV. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)526-529
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Volume52
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jan 2011

Keywords

  • Low band-gap polymers
  • Electro-polymerisation
  • Heteropentalene mesomeric betaines
  • 3,4-Ethylenedioxythiophene
  • Polythiophenes
  • AROMATIC AZAPENTALENES
  • BUILDING-BLOCK
  • SYSTEMS
  • POLYTHIOPHENES
  • EDOT

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