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Hyperbranched Conjugated Polymers: Postfunctionalization
Macromolecules (2010)
  • C Kub
  • J Tolosa
  • AJ Zucchero
  • PL McGrier
  • C Subramani
  • A Khorasani
  • VM Rotello
  • UHF Bunz

Out on a limb: Sonogashira coupling of a suitable AB(2) monomer containing two iodine and one alkyne group forms a hyperbranched conjugated polymer that is studded with iodine end groups (see picture: I purple). These iodine groups are a perfect handle for convenient, efficient, and high-yielding post-functionalization to access hyperbranched, fluorescent poly(phenyleneethynylene)s.

Publication Date
February 10, 2010
Publisher Statement
DOI: 10.1021/ma902642a
Citation Information
C Kub, J Tolosa, AJ Zucchero, PL McGrier, et al.. "Hyperbranched Conjugated Polymers: Postfunctionalization" Macromolecules Vol. 43 Iss. 5 (2010)
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