The reaction between 1,5-diethenylnaphthalene and sec-butyllithium produces a new difunctional organolithium initiator which is soluble in non-polar solvents and effective in the synthesis of styrene-isoprene-styrene triblock copolymer. Monomodal molecular weight distributions are observed for block copolymers and styrene homopolymers. The microstructure of polyisoprene blocks is similar to those polymers initiated by butyllithium in the same solvent.


A soluble and multichromic conducting polythiophene derivative
Varis, Serhat; Ak, Metin; Tanyeli, Cihangir; Akhmedov, Idris Mecidoglu; Toppare, Levent Kamil (Elsevier BV, 2006-10-01)
A new soluble polythiophene derivative was synthesized by both chemical and electrochemical oxidative polymerization of 1-4-nitrophenyl-2,5-di(2-thienyl)-1H-pyrrole (SNSNO2). Chemical method produces a polymer which is completely soluble in organic solvents. The structures of both the monomer and the soluble polymer were elucidated by H-1 and C-13-NMR and FTIR. The average molecular weight has been determined by GPC to be Mn = 6.3 x 10(3) for the chemically synthesized polymer. P(SNSNO2) was also synthesize...
Electrochemical polymerization and characterization of polyether-substituted aniline derivatives
Tirkeş, Süha; Oenal, Ahmet M. (Wiley, 2007-08-01)
New compounds consisting of aniline units linked by polyether bridges have been synthesized and their electrochemical polymerization was performed via constant potential electrolysis and cyclic voltammetry in an aqueous solution containing 3.0 moI L-1 H2SO4. Chemical polymerization was carried out using (NH4)(2)S2O8 as oxidizing agent. It was found that both methods gave the same polymer product without any cleavage of the polyether bridge between aniline rings. The polymers were characterized using the Fou...
Synthesis and characterization of thiophen-3-yl acetic acid 4-pyrrol-1-yl phenyl ester and its conducting polymers
BINGÖL, Bahar; GÜNER, Yusuf; Çırpan, Ali; Toppare, Levent Kamil (Informa UK Limited, 2005-08-01)
Thiophen-3-yl acetic acid 4-pyrrol-1-yl phenyl ester (TAPE) monomer was synthesized via reaction of thiophen-3-yl acetyl chloride with 4-pyrrol-1-yl phenol. Homopolymers were achieved by using electrochemical and chemical polymerization techniques. Copolymers of TAPE with bithiophene or pyrrole were synthesized by potentiostatic electrochemical polymerization in acetonitrile-tetrabutylammonium tetrafluoroborate (TBAFB) solvent-electrolyte couple. The chemical structures were confirmed by both Nuclear Magnet...
Electroactive macromonomers based on pyrrole and thiophene: a versatile route to conducting block and graft polymers
Yagci, Y; Toppare, Levent Kamil (Wiley, 2003-10-01)
The synthesis of block and graft copolymers containing insulating and conducting polypyrrole or polythiophene segments via a two-step procedure is described. Synthetic pathways to prepare pyrrole and thiophene functional macromonomers involving conventional and controlled/living polymerizations such as anionic and cationic ring opening, atom transfer radical polymerization are discussed. The use of these macromonomers in subsequent electrochemical and chemical polymerizations, leading to the formation of co...
Tuning of the neutral state color of the pi-conjugated donor-acceptor-donor type polymer from blue to green via changing the donor strength on the polymer
Tarkuc, Simge; Udum, Yasemin Arslan; Toppare, Levent Kamil (Elsevier BV, 2009-07-17)
Two donor-acceptor-donor types of T-conjugated monomers were synthesized using Stille coupling reaction. Both monomers were found to produce electroactive polymers upon electrochemical oxidation. The effects of different donor substituents on the polymers' electrochemical and spectroelectrochemical properties were examined. Optical characterization revealed that the band gaps of poly(2-(2,3-dihydrobenzo[b][1,4]dioxin-6-yl)-3-(2,3-dihydrobenzo[b][1,4]dioxin-7-yl)-5,8-di(thiophen-2-yl)quinoxaline) (PDBQTh) an...
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T. NUGAY and S. KUCUKYAVUZ, “A NEW DIFUNCTIONAL ANIONIC INITIATOR SOLUBLE IN NONPOLAR-SOLVENTS,” POLYMER INTERNATIONAL, pp. 195–199, 1992, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/65460.