The Synthesis, Condensation, and Luminescence of Stilbenoid Oligomers with Alkoxysilane End Groups


A synthetic route to highly luminescent organic semiconductors with curable alkoxysilyl groups is described. Monodisperse oligo(phenylenevinylene)s are rigidly connected to di- and triethoxysilanes via Heck reactions or via cross-metathesis. Hydrolysis of the silicic esters yields silanols condensing to linear and cyclic oligo-OPV-siloxanes or to three-dimensional networks, thus allowing the transformation of small molecules to fluorescent materials with well-defined chromophores. Transparent films are obtained by casting of soluble cyclosiloxanes and from OPV-silanetriols, the latter can be cured to insoluble networks.

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Detert, H., Sugiono, E. The Synthesis, Condensation, and Luminescence of Stilbenoid Oligomers with Alkoxysilane End Groups. MRS Online Proceedings Library 665, 532 (2000).

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