Accession Number:

ADA191474

Title:

Energy Migration, Motion and Order in Synthetic Polymers.

Descriptive Note:

Periodic rept. no. 1,

Corporate Author:

ROYAL INSTITUTION OF GREAT BRITAIN LONDON (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Poly diacetylenes may adopt various configurations in different media, and changes in configuration may be revealed by optical spectroscopy. In PDA crystals and films, the order can be changed by temperature and by compressive stress. In PDA solutions, a change in temperature or solvent leads to a change in the order of the polymer. We have initiated a spectroscopic study of the BCMUs substituted in the 2,3,4, and 9 positions Table 1, the purpose being to correlate observed spectral features with the structures illustrated in Figure 1. Thus in the linear conjugated segments LCS or the wormlike structures, the concept of effective conjugation is introduced to explain redblue shifts in absorption a red shift in the absorption corresponds to an increase in the conjugation, either by the straightening of a wormlike structure or by the unravelling of a coil to form a rod. Using this type of argument, spectra of similar PDAs can be compared.

Subject Categories:

  • Polymer Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE