Synthesis and optical properties of hyperbranched polyarylenes

Han Peng, Jingdong Luo, Lin Cheng, Jacky W.Y. Lam, Kaitian Xu, Yuping Dong, Dezhen Zhang, Yi Huang, Zhongde Xu, Ben Zhong Tang

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High molecular weight, hyperbranched polyarylenes were synthesized in high isolation yields by the copolycyclotrimerizations of 2,5-diethynylthiophene (1), 4,4′-biphenyldiyne (2), and 2,7-diethynylfluorenes (3) with 1-heptyne (4) and 1-dodecyne (5) using TaCl5-Ph4Sn as the catalyst in toluene. The structures of the polymers were characterized by IR, NMR, TGA, and UV analyses. All the polymers exhibited outstanding thermal stability and emitted strong blue light, whose intensities are higher than that of poly(1-phenyl-1-octyne), a well-known highly emissive polyacetylene. Little red shift was observed in the photoluminescence of the polymer thin films. The polymers strongly attenuated intense pulses of 532 nm laser pulses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)315-320
Number of pages6
JournalOptical Materials
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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