Regioregular, head to tail coupled, amine functionalized polythiophenes

Paul C. Ewbank, Guido Nuding, Hikaro Suenaga, Richard D. McCullough, Seiji Shinkai

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Regioregular, head to tail (HT) coupled poly-3-(substituted)thiophenes (PTs) were investigated. Polythiophenes with short (or no) substituents are insoluble. To circumvent this difficulty, a solubility conferring protecting group was installed on the amine. Monomer 4 was polymerized to yield a predominantly insoluble product. Monomer 6 was polymerized to yield a CHCl3 soluble material that is difficult to purify. Results showed that these materials provide convenient starting points for further modification and possess chemosensory properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)p 1
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Polymers and Plastics


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