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Title: Synthesis of poly(p-phenylene vinylene) and derivatives via a new precursor route, the dithiocarbamate route
Authors: HENCKENS, Anja 
DUYSSENS, Iris 
LUTSEN, Laurence 
VANDERZANDE, Dirk 
CLEIJ, Thomas 
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCI LTD
Source: POLYMER, 47(1). p. 123-131
Abstract: A new synthetic route towards poly(pat-a-phenylene vinylene) (PPV) and its derivatives has been investigated. In this route, a bis-dithiocarbamate monomer is polymerized towards a dithiocarbamate precursor polymer by the addition of a strong base (LDA). The corresponding conjugated polymer is obtained via a heat treatment of the precursor polymer. This dithiocarbamate (DTC) precursor route strikes an optimal balance between several straightforward but sometimes troublesome precursor routes and the more complex sulphinyl precursor route yielding superior purity materials. The novelty lies in the fact that the monomer synthesis is not as difficult as compared to the sulphinyl route and this without losing the quality and accessibility of the precursor polymer. In the paper, the mechanism of the polymerization process is discussed and strong indications for radical as well as anionic mechanisms are presented. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Notes: Univ Hasselt, IMO, Div Chem, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. IMEC, Div IMOMEC, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.Vanderzande, D, Univ Hasselt, IMO, Div Chem, Campus Diepenbeek,Agoralaan Bldg D, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.dirk.vanderzande@uhasselt.de
Keywords: conjugated polymer; dithiocarbamate precursor route; synthesis
Document URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/2014
ISSN: 0032-3861
e-ISSN: 1873-2291
DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2005.11.007
ISI #: 000234617600018
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validations: ecoom 2007
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