|Title||Synthesis of Conjugated Polymers Containing cis-Phenylenevinylenes by Titanium Mediated Reductions.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Authors||Moslin, RM, Espino, CG, Swager, TM|
|Keywords||cis phenylenevinylene conjugated polymer titanium|
The utility of Sato's titanium-mediated reduction of alkynes towards the synthesis of all cis-poly(phenylenevinylene)s (PPVs) is demonstrated by the syn-selective reduction of a variety of model diynes as well as a tetrayne. This technique was then applied to the reduction of a poly(phenyleneethynylene) (PPE) to provide the corresponding all-cis PPV polymer.