Synthesis of water-soluble poly(p-phenyleneethynylene) in neat water under aerobic conditions via Suzuki-Miyaura polycondensation using a diborylethyne synthon.


Journal Article

We report the synthesis, structure, and characterization of a novel ethyne synthon, 1,2-bis(4',4',5',5'-tetramethyl[1',3',2']dioxaborolan-2'-yl)ethyne (B2C2). We demonstrate the utility of B2C2 in the Suzuki-Miyaura polycondensation reaction, synthesizing a water-soluble poly(p-phenyleneethynylene) from [2,5-diiodo-1,4-bis(3-propoxy-sulfonicacid)benzene] sodium salt in neat water under an aerobic atmosphere.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kang, YK; Deria, P; Carroll, PJ; Therien, MJ

Published Date

  • April 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 1341 - 1344

PubMed ID

  • 18335946

Pubmed Central ID

  • 18335946

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1523-7052

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1523-7060

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/ol702758f


  • eng