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Synthesis and properties of water-soluble oligo-(p-phenylkene vinylene)

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A water-soluble oligo(p-phenylkene vinylene) [4,4′-(1,4-phenylene dithenylene)-bis-(N-methyl pyridinium iodide)] was synthesized by Witting reaction. The oligomer was characterized by NMR, elemental analysis, UV-visible spectrum, surface photovoltage spectrum and fluorescence spectrum.

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Tang, J., Yu, X., Lin, W. et al. Synthesis and properties of water-soluble oligo-(p-phenylkene vinylene). Chin. Sci. Bull. 48, 2168–2170 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03182844

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  • oligo(p-phenylkene vinylene)
  • surface photovoltage
  • fluorescence