Catenation of 1,1-dichlorotertaphenylsilole and 1,1- dichlorotetraphenylgermole to optoelectronic polymers

Bo IIye Kim, Myong Shik Cho, Jung Il Kong, Hee Gweon Woo, Seung Won Lee, Cheol Jin Lee

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Combinative dechloro/dehydro catenation of 1,1-dichlorotetraphenylsilole 1 with < 150 mol% of various inorganic hydrides in THF at 25°C produces optoelectronic polysiloles 2 in high yield. Similarly, cocatenation of 1 and 1,1-dichlorotetraphenylgermole 4 (9:1 mole ratio) using 110 mol% of Red-Al in THF at 25°C gives poly(silole-co-germole) 5 in high yield. The polymers emit green light at 520nm and are strongly electroluminescent at 520nm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-248
Number of pages6
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes



  • Catenation
  • Electroluminescence
  • Green light
  • Inorganic hydride
  • Photoluminescence
  • Polysilole

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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