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Synthesis, gelation and topochemical polymerization of meta-linked oligophenylenebutadiynylene derivatives

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Abstract

Rational design of meta-linked oligophenylbutadiynylene (OPBD) derivatives was conducted in order to gain insight into their gelation properties and reactivity toward topochemical polymerization to yield polydiacetylenes (PDAs). Different structural parameters influencing the gel formation such as the presence of peripheral 2-hydroxyethoxy side chains and the position of amide functionalities, responsible for intermolecular hydrogen bonds, were studied. Topochemical polymerization of butadiyne units contained within the OPBDs was performed and the resulting PDAs were characterized by electron microscopy and spectroscopy.

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The article was received on 25 Jun 2014, accepted on 16 Sep 2014 and first published on 16 Sep 2014


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C4OB01322K
Citation: Org. Biomol. Chem., 2014,12, 9236-9242
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    Synthesis, gelation and topochemical polymerization of meta-linked oligophenylenebutadiynylene derivatives

    I. Levesque, S. Rondeau-Gagné, J. R. Néabo and J. Morin, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2014, 12, 9236
    DOI: 10.1039/C4OB01322K

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