Synthesis of Polyfluorene with Azobenzene-Substituted Side Chains
Novel polyfluorene derivatives with azobenzene moieties to attaching to the polymer backbone via a flexible alkyl spacer were synthesized by electrochemically direct anodic oxidation in boron trifluoride diethyletherate (BFEE). The physical, optical and fluorescent properties of the synthesized polymers were characterized by UV-vis spectroscopy and fluorescent spectroscopy. As conducting and optical materials, these polymers can be promising in the field of photoelecrtonics area.
Yuan Ming Huang
X. D. Tang et al., "Synthesis of Polyfluorene with Azobenzene-Substituted Side Chains", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 181-182, pp. 177-180, 2012