The synthesis and characterisation of some poly(2,5-dialkoxy-1,4-phenylene vinylene)s

G. J. Sarnecki*, P. L. Burn, A. Kraft, R. H. Friend, A. B. Holmes

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We report here the synthesis of some new poly(2,5-dialkoxy-1,4-phenylenevinylene)s. By varying the length of the side chain of one of the alkoxy groups, polymers with similar physical but different rheological characteristics were produced. If a short side chain was incorporated, a brittle polymer resulted; a longer side chain resulted in a softer polymer, but one that produced better quality thin films.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)914-917
Number of pages4
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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