Synthesis and electro-polymerisation of a novel heteropentalene mesomeric betaine: preparation of a novel low band-gap conjugated polymer

Saadeldin Elmasly, Alexander Gehre, Peter J. Skabara, Stephen P. Stanforth, Filipe Vilela

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The 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene (EDOT)-containing heteropentalene mesomeric betaine 9 has been prepared and electro-polymerised. When coated onto an indium tin oxide (ITO) covered glass slide the optical band-gap of the polymer was determined as 1.75 eV. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)526-529
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jan 2011


  • low band-gap polymers
  • electro-polymerisation
  • heteropentalene mesomeric betaines
  • 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene
  • polythiophenes
  • aromatic azapentalenes
  • building-block
  • systems
  • EDOT

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