Synthesis of Thiophene Substituted Ruthenium and Rhenium Bipyridyl Complexes

A Iraqi, Joseph Alan Crayston, J Morrison, John Christopher Walton

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3-Alkyl thiophenes may be conveniently polymerised by chemical or electrochemical means and further processed to provide electroactive polymers. Here we describe a versatile synthetic strategy that provides thiophene metal complexes with potential use in the fields of redox active polymers and in electroluminescent devices. The electrochemical behavior of two complexes is established and is reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)441-442
Number of pages2
JournalSynthetic Metals
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1997


  • heterocycle synthesis
  • coupling reactions
  • polythiophene and derivatives


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