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Direct synthesis of poly(p-phenyleneethynylene)s from calcium carbide

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Abstract

An efficient method for the preparation of poly(p-phenyleneethynylene)s (PPEs) from direct coupling reactions between aryl diiodides and the inexpensive chemical feedstock calcium carbide is developed. A variety of PPEs can be prepared in high yields (71–93%) with the degree of polymerization between 36 and 128, offering fluorescence quantum efficiencies in the range of 0.34–0.71.

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The article was received on 10 Jun 2013, accepted on 09 Aug 2013 and first published on 12 Aug 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3PY01068F
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2014,5, 48-52

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    Direct synthesis of poly(p-phenyleneethynylene)s from calcium carbide

    N. Thavornsin, M. Sukwattanasinitt and S. Wacharasindhu, Polym. Chem., 2014, 5, 48
    DOI: 10.1039/C3PY01068F

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