Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, Vol.37, No.23, 4442-4448, 1999
Synthesis of some novel heteroarylene ethynylene polymers containing 1,10-phenanthroline in the polymer backbone
Palladium-catalyzed polycondensation between 3,8-dibromo-1,10-phenanthroline and substituted phenyl-1,4-diacetylenes in the presence of diisopropylamine produced the soluble pi-conjugated poly(heteroarylene ethynylene)s 7a and 7b. The polymers were obtained in high yields (86-92%) and had molecular weights of (M) over bar(n) = 8700 g . mol(-1) (7a; vapor pressure osmometry) and 6900 g . mol(-1) (7b; vapor pressure osmometry). The low molecular model compounds 6a and 6b were prepared to analyze the connection between the primary structure and spectroscopic properties.