Cruciform π-systems: hybrid phenylene-ethynylene/phenylene-vinylene oligomers

James N. Wilson, Mira Josowicz, Yiqing Wang, Uwe H.F. Bunz

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The cruciform pentamers 3a-g were synthesized by a combined Horner-Sonogashira approach; their band gaps vary significantly with emission varying from blue to red depending upon their substituent pattern.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2962-2963
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number24
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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