Taming the polycyclotrimerization of diynes: Synthesis of hyperbranched poly(alkenephenylenes)

Kaitian Xu, Qunhui Sun, Yuping Dong, Fouad Salhi, Ben Zhong Tang

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Hyperbranched poly(alkenephenylene) of 1,8-nonadiyne was prepared via cyclotrimerization reaction. TaCl-Ph4Sn was proved to be the effective catalyst and toluene to be efficient solvent to give completely soluble polymers. The hyperbranched poly(alkenephenylene) structures were confirmed by spectroscopic identification, thermal analysis, and light scattering determination. The polymers are thermal stable and possess interesting properties such as luminescence due to the unique chemical structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)500-501
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2000
EventThe San Francisco Meeting - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Mar 26 2000Mar 31 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Polymers and Plastics


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