Facile synthesis of 5,8-linked quinoline-based copolymers

Manisha Tomar, Nigel T. Lucas, Hun Kim, Frédéric Laquai, Klaus Müllen, Josemon Jacob*

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Coupling quinoline at its 5,8-positions provides a facile way to copolymerize quinoline with other conjugated moieties without breaking conjugation. Model compounds containing quinoline units, either at the periphery or in the core, were synthesized and one of them was characterized by X-ray diffraction. Copolymers of quinoline and 9,9-dialkylfluorene (R = n-octyl or 2-ethylhexyl) were synthesized in good yield by palladium-catalysed Suzuki cross-coupling. The copolymers are highly soluble in common organic solvents and gel permeation chromatography measurements against polystyrene standards showed the number-average molecular weight to be in the range (1.02-2.06) × 10 4 g mol -1. Both copolymers emit in the blue region with an emission maximum centred at 435 nm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1318-1325
Number of pages8
JournalPolymer International
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Blue-emitters
  • Fluorene
  • Polyquinoline
  • Suzuki cross-coupling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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