Advancing the solid state properties of metallo-supramolecular materials: Poly(+µ-caprolactone) modified Ï€-conjugated bis(terpyridine)s and their Zn(II) based metallo-polymers

A. Winter, C. Friebe, M.D. Hager, U.S. Schubert

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Abstract

A set of rigid Ï€-conjugated bis(terpyridine) macroligands with poly(+µ-caprolactone) (pCL) on their side chains was synthesized and investigated. The introduced pCL chains gave rise to enhanced processability and film-forming properties of the materials. Blue photoluminescence with high quantum yields was observed in dilute solution and in the solid state, indicating that intermolecular aggregation of the Ï€-conjugated systems was effectively suppressed. The macroligands were further used for coordination with zinc(II) ions leading to new metallo-polymers with high solubility, improved film-forming behavior and promising photo-physical properties with respect to potential OLED applications. -© 2008 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1679-1686
JournalMacromolecular Rapid Communications
Volume29
Issue number20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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