Polyquinone bisketals: precursors to new conductive polymers.

TitlePolyquinone bisketals: precursors to new conductive polymers.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1990
AuthorsSwager, TM, Rock, MM, Grubbs, RH
JournalNew Polymeric Materials
Keywordspolyquinone bisketal elec cond

Polymers contg. quinone bisketal groups were synthesized by ring-opening metathesis polymn. of I and II. These polymers were investigated as sol. precursors to insol. conductive polymers. Hydrolysis produced the corresponding quinones which underwent tautomerization of hydroquinones. This process resulted in extended conjugation and elec. conduction. Thermolysis of quinone bisketals of 200° resulted in MeOH elimination to give red materials. Preliminary cond. studies of the doped hydrolyzed and thermolyzed polymers revealed conds. in the semiconductive region. [on SciFinder(R)]