Synthesis of Polyfluorenes with Pendant Silylcarboranes

Simon, Yoan C. and Peterson, JJ and Mangold, C and Carter, KR and Counglin, EB. (2009) Synthesis of Polyfluorenes with Pendant Silylcarboranes. Macromolecules, 42 (2). p. 512. ISSN 00249297

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The synthesis of a novel silylcarborane-containing fluorene monomer is reported in the present paper. Homo- and copolymerization via microwave-assisted Ni(0)-medialed coupling are described, and the influence of sterically crowded silylcarboranes on the polymerization outcome is assessed. The fluorescence spectra and thermal characteristics of the resulting polymers are analyzed and compared to determine the impact of carborane cages. Pendant carboranes are shown to improve the stability of annealed thin films. and potential implications in sensing devices and neutron detection are discussed.

Item Type: Article
InterNano Taxonomy: Nanoscale Objects and Nanostructured Materials > Nanoparticles
Collections: Nanomanufacturing Research Collection
Depositing User: Danielle Federa
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2009 16:40
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2009 16:40

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