One-pot synthesis of oligomeric aryl-substituted PPV analogs with extended π-conjugation

Ben Ami Feit*, Ludmila Buzhansky

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A conceptually novel approach for a stepwise one-pot synthesis of oligomeric poly(phenylvinylene) (PPV, -[C6H4-CH=CH]-) analogs with extended n-conjugation of the type H-[CH=C(Ar)-C6H4-C(Ar)=CH]n-H (n = 2, 4), from the corresponding dienic monomers (n = 1), has been studied. The oligomerizations were performed in high yields by repeating the sequential preparation of the mercuric trifluoroacetate derivative H-[CH=C(Ar)-C6H4-C(Ar)=CH]n-HgCO 2CF3 (n=1, 2) and its coupling in the presence of PdCl2. The feasibility of this approach was demonstrated by a one-pot preparation of several tetramers, directly from the corresponding monomers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1777-1782
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 1
Issue number11
StatePublished - 2000


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