|Title||Reactive conducting thiepin polymers.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Authors||Song, C, Swager, TM|
|Journal||The Journal of organic chemistry|
|Keywords||thiepin aromatization electrochem control polymn c|
We report the design and synthesis of annulated thiepins designed to undergo bent-to-planar transformation driven by aromatization under electrochemical control. Thiepins are conjugated seven-membered ring systems with a thioether in the macrocycle. We synthesized thermally stable thiepins that are electropolymerizable to give rise to thiepin-containing electroactive polymers. Extended thiepin systems undergo sulfur extrusion with oxidation, and this feature has utility in peroxide sensing.