Synthetic routes to phenylene vinylene dendrimers

JN Pillow, PL Burn, Ifor David William Samuel, M Halim

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Dendrimers 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1468
Number of pages1468
JournalSynthetic Metals
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1999


  • transition-metal-catalysed reactions
  • electroluminescence
  • organic semiconductors based on conjugated molecules


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