THE SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION 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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Abstract

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
Volume55
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 1993

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