Low-band gap polyplatinaynes with electron-accepting silole units

Wai Yeung WONG*, Chun Kin Wong, Suk Yue Poon, Albert W M LEE, Tian Mo, Xin Wei

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The synthesis and thermal, redox and photoluminescence properties of a soluble donor-acceptor poly-platinayne with the electron-accepting silole ring and its model compound are described. The polymer has an optical band gap of 2.10 eV which is much lower than that of thienyl-or silyl-bridged congeners. The incorporation of electron-accepting silole unit in the metallopolymer main chain creates a new π-conjugated system that features unique donor-acceptor characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)376-380
Number of pages5
JournalMacromolecular Rapid Communications
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 4 Mar 2005

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

User-Defined Keywords

  • Donor-acceptor compounds
  • Luminescence
  • Metal-polymer complexes
  • Platinum(II) polyynes
  • Silole derivatives


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