Approaches to Orthogonally Fused Conducting Polymers for Molecular Electronics
SOUTH CAROLINA UNIV COLUMBIA DEPT OF CHEMISTRY
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Described in the synthesis of two spiro core segments of orthogonally arranged conducting systems. The final systems are to have a potentially conducting chain fused perpendicularly to a second potentially conducting chain via a sigma bonded network. These systems may be suitable for incorporation into future molecular electronic devices. One of the core segments synthesized is based on a thiophene conducting group and it is formed by a zirconium-promoted bisbicyclization of bisdiene systems. The second is a phenylene-based system which is derived from fluorene. Terminal bromide groups provide the linkage points for further extensions of the chains via palladium-catalyzed cross coupling methods. Keywords Molecular electronics, Conducting polymers, Polythiophene, Polyphenylene, Computing instruments, Doping, Oxidized systems, Physics.
- Polymer Chemistry
- Electricity and Magnetism