m- and p-Bis(diphenylene)propenylphenylacetylene (m-, p-8) were synthesized and polymerized with WCl6, MoCl5, and Rh catalyst, yielding solvent-soluble poly(phenylacetylene)s bearing a π-conjugated bis(diphenylene)propenyl groups (m-, p-7a). The polymers gave their polyanion derivatives, which were electrolytically and chemically oxidized to yield the corresponding polyradicals (m-, p-7b). The polyradicals were chemically very stable due to the resonance stabilization of an unpaired electron whose spin concentration could be increased up to ca. 2 × 1023 spins per molar monomer unit. ESR spectroscopy suggested an antiferro-magnetic interaction between unpaired electrons.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Journal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Chemistry
- Polymers and Plastics