Luminescent hyperbranched polymers: combining thiol-yne chemistry with gold-mediated C-H bond activation

Dominik Konkolewicz, Sylvain Gaillard, Andrew West, Yuen Cheng, Angus Gray-Weale, Timothy Schmidt, Steven Nolan, Sebastien Perrier

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A highly efficient and straightforward synthetic method, leading to the formation of a luminescent hyper-branched polymer, is described. The simple polymer functionalization step takes advantage of the reactivity of relatively acidic alkyne C-H bonds with a basic [Au(NHC)(OH)] (NHC = N-heterocyclic carbene) synthon
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1315 - 1318
Number of pages4
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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