Synfacts 2009(4): 0382-0382  
DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1087840
Synthesis of Materials and Unnatural Products
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Luminol-Type Polymers

Contributor(s): Timothy M. Swager, Jose M. Lobez
D. Asil, A. Cihaner, A. M. Önal*
Middle East Technical University and Atilum University, Ankara, Turkey
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Publication Date:
23 March 2009 (online)


Chemiluminescent (CL) molecules are widely used in the field of analytical chemistry, luminol being one of the most prominent examples, mainly for its blood detection applications. However, incorporation of such pyridazine-based CL probes into polymeric structures has proven to be challenging. The main problems are low solubility of these polymers, low thickness of polymeric films, and complex polymerization mechanisms. The authors present a terthienyl scaffold bearing a pyridazine unit, that can be polymerized into the corresponding poly(thiophene) derivative.