Ruthenium-catalyzed knoevenagel condensation: A new route toward cyano-substituted poly(p-phenylenevinylene)s

Jian Liao, Qing Wang

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The ruthenium-catalyzed Knoevenagel reaction was developed for the preparation of cyano-substituted conjugated polymers. The polymerization was quenched by pouring the reaction mixture into methanol. The structures of polymers were confirmed by spectroscopic studies and elemental analysis. The results show that Knoevenagel polycondensation mediated by transition metal complexes enjoys the advantages of neutral and mild reaction conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7061-7063
Number of pages3
Issue number18
StatePublished - Sep 7 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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