Synthesis and solvatochromism of soluble polyethers containing isolated emissive p-aryl vinylene derivatives

Shiao Wen Hwang, Yun Chen

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Abstract

Two soluble polyethers (ηred>0.4 dL/g) consisting of isolated emissive p-aryl vinylene derivatives have been synthesized and characterized. The introductions of ether linkages and aliphatic chains result in enhanced solubility in common organic solvents such as tetrahydrofuran (THF) and chloroform. The polyethers exhibit good thermal stability with onset decomposition temperatures at around 400 °C in nitrogen. The photoluminescence spectra of the two polyethers show a maximum peaks at 446 and 394 nm, respectively. The shifts of the photoluminescence maxima are controlled by the steric conformation of the emissive chromophores. On the other part, an interesting solvatochromism of three polyethers was observed in solution. The absorption maxima of dilute polymeric solutions exhibit bathochromism at first, and then hypsochromism with increasing solvent polarity. This may be due to the alteration of the electronic structure in these emissive polyethers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1311-1317
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Volume38
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Apr 15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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