Polytriacetylenes: Conjugated polymers with a novel all‐carbon backbone

Martin Schreiber, John Anthony, François Diederich, Michael E. Spahr, Reinhard Nesper, Michael Hubrich, Frank Bommeli, Leonardo Degiorgi, Peter Wachter, Phil Kaatz, Christian Bosshard, Peter Günter, Martin Colussi, Ulrich W. Suter, Corinne Boudon, Jean‐Paul ‐P Gisselbrecht, Maurice Gross

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New, synthetically accessible, soluble, stable all‐carbon‐backbone polymers are reported. The polytriacetylenes (see Fig.) represent an intermediate step between polydiacetlylenes and carbyne and as such are of interest as alternatives for known conjugated polymers. The synthesis, film casting, and interesting properties are discussed. (Figure Presented.)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)786-790
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science (all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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