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Silicon-containing poly(p-arylene vinylene)s: Synthesis and photophysics


A series of new silicon-containing poly(p-arylene vinylene)s (PAVs) with anthracene units in the main chain were synthesized by hydrosilylation reaction. The introduction of organosilicon units improved the solubility of the polymers, and the π-π conjugation of polymeric chains was interrupted. These polymers behaved as blue-green light emitters with their fluorescence maximum at 447–499 nm and quantum yields in the range of 0.28–0.30 in solution.

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Correspondence to Shu-hong Li or Cai-hong Xu.

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This work was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 50673094 and 20774102).

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Li, Sh., Fang, L., Wang, R. et al. Silicon-containing poly(p-arylene vinylene)s: Synthesis and photophysics. Chin J Polym Sci 30, 589–594 (2012).

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  • Poly(p-arylene vinylene)s (PAVs)
  • Hydrosilylation reaction
  • Photophysics