Metal coordination and aggregation properties of chiral polythiophenes and polythienylethynylenes

J.R. Matthews, F.F. Goldoni, H. Kooijman, A.L. Spek, A.P.H.J. Schenning, E.W. Meijer

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A series of chiral thio- and oxo-substituted polythiophenes and polythienylethynylenes has been synthesised and investigated. The replacement of an oxo-linkage by a thio-linkage distorts and/or inhibits the helical aggregation behaviour. The quenching of fluorescence upon coordination to palladium is also radically different depending on the presence of oxo- or thio-substitution of the thiophene units. The alkylthio-substituted polythiophenes and polythienylethynylenes do act as sensors for palladium by quenching of their fluorescence to a significantly greater extent than the quenching observed for nonthio functionalised polythiophenes and polythienylethynylenes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1809-1815
JournalMacromolecular Rapid Communications
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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