Intrachain chromophore interactions in silanylene-spaced divinylbenzene copolymers

Tsyr Yuan Hwu, Sourav Basu, Ruey Min Chen, Yen-Ju Cheng, Jui Hunc Hsu, Wunshain Fann, Tien Yau Luh*

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A range of silanylene-spaced divinylbenzene copolymers (1) and the corresponding monomers (2) have been synthesized by the rhodium-catalyzed hydrosilylation of the corresponding bisalkynes with bissilyl hydrides, and the photophysical properties of 1 and 2 have been investigated. The silicon moiety in 1 serves as an insulating tetrahedral spacer that makes 1 highly folded. The two chromophores may be in close proximity such that a ground-state intrachain interaction between two conjugated moieties through space might occur.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2218-2231
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Issue number14
StatePublished - 6 Jul 2003


  • Copolymers
  • Divinylbenzene
  • Fluorescence
  • Ground-state interaction
  • Photophysics
  • Silanylene
  • UV-vis spectroscopy


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