Poly[4,6-bis(bis(4-methoxyphenyl)aminium)-1,2-phenylenevinylene]: A high-spin and durable polyradical

Hidenori Murata, Ryosuke Takada, Hiroyuki Nishide*

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A purely organic and high-spin polyradical molecule was synthesized, along the non-Kekulé and non-disjoint design of the π-conjugated poly(1,2-phenylenevinylene) backbone pendantly 4,6-substituted with the robust arylaminium radicals. 4,6-Bis(bis(4-methoxyphenyl)amino)-2-bromostyrene was synthesized and polymerized with a Pd-phosphine catalyst to afford the head-to-tail linked polyradical precursor. Oxidation of the polymer with SbCl5 gave the aminium polyradical with a half-life of >10 days at room temperature. A high-spin ground state with an average S = 5/2 for this polyradical was proved by magnetic susceptibility and ESR.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2309-2314
Number of pages6
Issue number16-17
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Nov 17


  • π-Conjugated polymer
  • Aminium cationic radical
  • Ferromagnetic interaction
  • Non-Kekulé molecule
  • Poly(phenylenevinylene)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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