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Thermoresponsive fluorescent polymers based on a quaterthiophene-containing boron dipyrromethene (Bodipy) dyad dispersed in silicone rubber

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Abstract

A quaterthiophene-based boron dipyrromethene (Bodipy) dyad when dispersed uniformally in silicone rubber produces a thermoresponsive fluorescent material. The yellow fluorescence colour observed at low temperatures <200 °C changes to green upon heating the polymer. In contrast, the phenylene-based Bodipy dyad in silicone rubber displays a partial on to off fluorescence change at around 70 °C.

Graphical abstract: Thermoresponsive fluorescent polymers based on a quaterthiophene-containing boron dipyrromethene (Bodipy) dyad dispersed in silicone rubber

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The article was received on 05 Oct 2010, accepted on 29 Nov 2010 and first published on 04 Jan 2011


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C0JM03351K
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2011,21, 2601-2608
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    Thermoresponsive fluorescent polymers based on a quaterthiophene-containing boron dipyrromethene (Bodipy) dyad dispersed in silicone rubber

    A. C. Benniston, G. Copley, A. Harriman and R. Ryan, J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 2601
    DOI: 10.1039/C0JM03351K

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