|Title||Quantification of amplified quenching for conjugated polymer microsphere systems.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Authors||Liao, JH, Swager, TM|
|Keywords||Alkynes, Alkynes: chemistry, Ethers, Ethers: chemistry, Europium, Europium: chemistry, Fluorescence, Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Interactions, Microspheres, Polystyrenes, Polystyrenes: chemistry, Spectrometry, Static Electricity, Viologens, Viologens: chemistry|
A series of nonaggregating carboxylate-functionalized poly(phenylene ethynylene)s (PPEs) have been synthesized for immobilization via electrostatic adsorption onto Eu3+-polystyrene microspheres with a mean diameter of 0.2 microm. This system is shown to constitute a ratiometric system that measures fluorescence quenching with high fidelity. The fluorescence quenching properties of the polymer-coated particles in response to methyl viologen and a naphthyl-functionalized viologen have been investigated in aqueous solutions to study the influence of electrostatic and hydrophobic interactions with pentiptycene-incorporated as well as macrocycle-containing polymers.