Ladder type oligomeric (para-phenylene) series tethered to poly(alkylene) main chain: The orthogonal approach to functional polymers

Rigoberto C. Advincula, Chuanjun Xia, Seiji Inaoka

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A novel polymer structure combining ladder-type tri(para-phenylene) (LPP) and oligo(phenylenevinylene) (OPV) segments in orthogonal arrangement is synthesized. An orthogonal structure decreases the quenching processes of excitons by preventing the aggregation of the OPV units, thus increasing the electroluminescence quantum efficiency and device stability. Fully conjugated ladder-type polymer, a poly(para-phenylene)-type ribbon or ladder-PPP (LPPP) is important in polyarylene chemistry. It is possible to design efficient multicolor, polymer-based light-emitting diodes (LEDs) based on LPPP-type materials. The set of attractive properties has established LPPP as a widely used material for organic polymer-based optical and electro-optical materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)859-860
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Mar
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics

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