Important role of Si main chain for solvatochromism in poly[bis(4-propoxybutyl)silylene]

Yuuichi Orimoto, Yuriko Aoki

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Ab initio calculations revealed that when a proton is attached to an oxygen atom in the PPBS side chain, its positive charge can delocalize over the Si main chain. The charged Si main chain preferred a trans zigzag structure. This unique behavior of the charged Si main chain has a great potential for the decision on the conformation of PPBS when the system is positively charged.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)483-486
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Feb 15 2003
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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