Efforts have been made to synthesize conducting polymers with electronic capabilities similar to polyacetylene, but are processable and ideally soluble in organic solvents. However, researchers were unable to reproduce results that allowed the synthesis of soluble, processable polyacetylene analogs from inexpensive starting materials. A study which involved the cyclopolymerization of 1,6-heptadiyne to give organic-soluble polymer using palladium(II) catalysts is described. The resulting polymers from this study were found to be soluble in organic solvents and are processable. The synthesis of the catalysts and polymer are simple, inexpensive, and can be easily characterized.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry|
|State||Published - Mar 1 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Polymers and Plastics