Poly(cyclooctene)s with pendant fluorescent and phosphorescent metal complexes

Alpay Kimyonok, Marcus Weck

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Poly(cyclooctene)s with pendant Alq3 and fac-Ir(ppy)3 were synthesized. Carbazole-based comonomers were used to increase the solubility of the polymers and to transfer the energy into metal complexes. Excitation spectra of all polymers provided evidence of energy transfer.We established that the polymer backbone does not interfere with the optical properties of the metal complexes. All copolymers retained the optical properties of their small molecule metal complex analogs in solution and the solid state, making these polymers promising materials for potential electro-optical applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)152-157
Number of pages6
JournalMacromolecular Rapid Communications
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 23 2007


  • Copolymers
  • Fluorescence
  • Light-emitting diodes
  • Phosphorescence
  • ROMP

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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