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Synthesis and electropolymerisation of thiophene functionalised fluorenes

Skabara, P.J. and Serebryakov, I.M. and Perepichka, I.F. (1999) Synthesis and electropolymerisation of thiophene functionalised fluorenes. Synthetic Metals, 102 (1-3). pp. 1336-1337. ISSN 0379-6779

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Abstract

The preparation of a terthiophene system is reported, the monomer is linked to a strongly electron-withdrawing fluorene unit via a conjugated heterocyclic bridge and readily polymerises under electrochemical conditions: to give: the corresponding poly(thiophene). Keywords: Poly(thiophene) and derivatives; heterocycle synthesis; electrochemical polymerisation; special-purpose functionalised conjugated polymers; photoconductivity.