OJPChem  Vol.4 No.3 , August 2014
Synthesis of Soluble Polythiophene Partially Containing 3,4-Ethylenedioxythiophene and 3-Hexylthiophene by Polycondensation

A novel poly(quinquethiophene) partially containing 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene (EDOT) and 3-hexylthiophene, poly(3,3 ''''-dihexyl-3',4',3''',4'''-diethylenedioxy-2,2':5',2'':5'',2''':5''',2''''-quinquethiophene), was synthesized by three types of polycondensations. Among them, direct C-H coupling reaction gave the polymer with the highest molecular weight. The resulting polymer was soluble in common organic solvents. Absorption and fluorescence spectra of the polymer showed a remarkable red-shift compared with the corresponding monomer due to the expansion of effective π-conjugation length.

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Imae, I. , Sagawa, H. , Mashima, T. , Komaguchi, K. , Ooyama, Y. and Harima, Y. (2014) Synthesis of Soluble Polythiophene Partially Containing 3,4-Ethylenedioxythiophene and 3-Hexylthiophene by Polycondensation. Open Journal of Polymer Chemistry, 4, 83-93. doi: 10.4236/ojpchem.2014.43010.
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