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A direct crossed polymerization of triphenylamines and cyclohexanones via C[double bond, length as m-dash]C bond formation: the method and its bioimaging application

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Abstract

The effective polymerization process is very desirable in the field of macromolecule science. In this study, we present a facile synthetic method via aldol addition and condensation (AAC) that leads to the formation of fluorescent linear and branched polymers by cross coupling triphenylamines (TPA) and cyclohexanones (CYC) via C[double bond, length as m-dash]C bond formation. The methodology has the advantage of easy operations, mild reaction conditions, and high yield. Via the analysis of NMR, FT-IR, GPC, PL, UV, SEM, and theoretical calculation, the structure, physical properties, and optical behaviors of both polymers were well-characterized. The understanding of cell transplantation, migration, division, fusion, and lysis is a very challenging task. In this study, the linear polymer (LP) exhibits excellent biocompatibility and low cytotoxicity, which can be readily internalized by living cells in a noninvasive manner. The images of MPC5 cells indicate that LP can be a promising emissive fluorescence probe for bioimaging application.

Graphical abstract: A direct crossed polymerization of triphenylamines and cyclohexanones via C [[double bond, length as m-dash]] C bond formation: the method and its bioimaging application

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The article was received on 27 Apr 2017, accepted on 24 Jun 2017 and first published on 26 Jun 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ01407D
Citation: New J. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
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    A direct crossed polymerization of triphenylamines and cyclohexanones via C[double bond, length as m-dash]C bond formation: the method and its bioimaging application

    H. Ma, H. Cao, L. Lei, Z. Yang, M. Yang, Y. Qin, Y. Ma, X. Guan, D. Lu and Z. Lei, New J. Chem., 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ01407D

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