Polymer Bulletin

, Volume 26, Issue 3, pp 245–252 | Cite as

An approach to the preparation of conjugated polyradicals

  • C. Alexander
  • W. J. Feast


A new conjugated polymer, (poly(4-ethynylphenyl)diphenylmethyl) was prepared and characterized. The preparation involved the synthesis of a new acetylenic monomer, (4-ethynylphenyl)diphenylmethanol, which was polymerized by the well-defined catalysts (t-BuO)2Mo(=CH-t-Bu)(NAr) and [Rh(COD)Cl]2. The resulting conjugated polymer was reacted with thionyl chloride and then reduced with silver to yield a material with pendant triphenylmethyl radicals attached to the conjugated polymer chain.


Thionyl Chloride Magnetic Susceptibility Measurement Residual Chlorine Diphenylmethyl Conjugate Polymer Chain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Alexander
    • 1
  • W. J. Feast
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, Science LaboratoriesInterdisciplinary Research Centre in Polymer ScienceDurhamUK

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