PAEs with heteroaromatic rings

Takakazu Yamamoto, Isao Yamaguchi, Takuma Yasuda

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This article reviews the synthesis and chemical properties of poly(aryleneethynylene)s, PAEs, consisting of sulfur-containing heteroaromatic rings (e.g., thiophene), nitrogen-containing heteroaromatic rings (e.g., pyridine), and silicon-containing heteroaromatic rings (e.g., silole). The polymers are usually prepared via Pd-catalyzed C-C coupling between diethynyl compounds and dihalo organic compounds. However, synthesis using other monomers such as distannylacetylenic compounds is also possible. This article describes the chemical and optical properties of PAEs, which are affected by the basic electronic properties of the heteroaromatic ring and the molecular structure of the PAE.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-208
Number of pages28
JournalAdvances in Polymer Science
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics


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