|Institution:||University of New Mexico|
|Keywords:||conjugated polymer; trans enediyne; polydiacetylene; platinum-segmented polydiacetylene; polytriacetylene; boron doped polyacetylene; Chemistry; Materials Chemistry; Organic Chemistry; Polymer Chemistry|
|Full text PDF:||http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/chem_etds/69|
The advance of conjugated polymers (CPs) is largely relied on the development of new polymerization methods, the discovery of novel polymers that possess unique chemical and physical properties, and understanding of their structure-property relationship. We have employed a set of trans-enediynes (trans-EDYs) for the preparation of four series of CPs, polydiacetylenes (PDAs), platinum-segmented PDAs, polytriacetylenes (PTAs) and boron doped polyacetylenes (BPAs). The resulting polymers displayed interesting optical and electrochemical properties which could be fine-tuned by the attachment of various side chains on the EDY moieties. Advisors/Committee Members: Yang Qin, Charles Melancon III, Ramesh Giri, Changjian Feng.