Direct Arylation Polycondensation of 2,5-Dithienylsilole with a Series of Difluorobenzodiimine-Based Electron Acceptors

Colleen N. Scott, Milind D. Bisen, Dominik M. Stemer, Samuel McKinnon, and Christine K. Luscombe

2017, 50 (12), pp 4623–4628; DOI:10.1021/acs.macromol.7b00046


This collaborative report from the Luscombe and Scott Groups describes the use of direct arylation polymerization (DArP) for the synthesis of three new 2,5-dithienylsilole polymers with a series of difluorobenzodiimine-based electron acceptors.

This result demonstrates the power of the DArP method to prepare polymers containing strong electron-deficient monomers.

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