Transition-metal-free synthesis of alternating thiophene-perfluoroarene copolymers

Yongfeng Wang, Mark D. Watson

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Abstract

The fluoride-activated coupling between silyl-functionalized thiophene monomers and perfluoroarenes leads to moderately high-molecular-weight alternating copolymers in excellent yields and high chemical purity. The method bypasses transition-metal catalysis and the associated need for perfluoroarenes carrying additional functional "handles". Small-molecule model studies provide insight into the relative reactivities of functional groups in this synthetic pathway.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2536-2537
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume128
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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