Poly(styrene)-supported Alq 3 and BPh 2q

Xian Yong Wang, Marcus Weck

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We describe the synthesis of 8-hydroxyquinoline-tethered poly(styrene)s as modular precursors for functionalization with metalloquinolates to form either tris(8-hydroxyquinoline)aluminum (Alq 3) or 8-hydroxyquinoline biphenylboron (BPh 2q) pendant polymers. All polymers, both in solution and in the solid state, show similar luminescent properties as their corresponding reference compounds Alq 3 and BPh 2q while retaining excellent solution-processing properties. These results clearly indicate that the poly(styrene) backbone does not interfere with the photophysical properties of the pendant Alq 3 and BPh 2q chromophores but endows solution processability to the materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7219-7224
Number of pages6
Issue number17
StatePublished - Aug 23 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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