Synthetic routes to phenylene vinylene dendrimers

TitleSynthetic routes to phenylene vinylene dendrimers
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsPillow, J. N. G., Burn P. L., Samuel I. D. W., and Halim M.
JournalSynthetic Metals
Date Publishedjun
AbstractDendrimers offer the opportunity to vary the electronic properties of an electroactive material without changing the processing procedure. Poly(1,4-phenylenevinylene) and its derivatives have been widely studied for use in light-emitting diodes. We have investigated two different iterative routes for the formation of phenylenevinylene based dendrimers to compare their properties with the linear counterparts. Our approach involves palladium-catalysed coupling of styryl derivatives to halo-benzenes which has enabled the rapid construction of a family of dendrimers.