Synlett 2018; 29(19): 2557-2561
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1611021
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Synthesis and Redox Behavior of a Sheathed Cross-Conjugated Polythiophene

Kazunori Sugiyasu*
a  Molecular Design & Function Group, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), 1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0047, Japan   Email: sugiyasu.kazunori@nims.go.jp   Email: takeuchi.masayuki@nims.go.jp
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Ryota Inoue
a  Molecular Design & Function Group, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), 1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0047, Japan   Email: sugiyasu.kazunori@nims.go.jp   Email: takeuchi.masayuki@nims.go.jp
,
Ryo Shomura
b  Department of Creative Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Tsuruoka College, 104 Sawada, Inooka, Tsuruoka, Yamagata 997-8511, Japan
,
Yoshitaka Matsushita
c  Materials Analysis Station, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), 1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0047, Japan
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Masayuki Takeuchi*
a  Molecular Design & Function Group, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), 1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0047, Japan   Email: sugiyasu.kazunori@nims.go.jp   Email: takeuchi.masayuki@nims.go.jp
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This research was supported by Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas ‘π-System Figuration: Control of Electron and Structural Dynamism for Innovative Functions’ (JP26102009) and the Nanotechnology Network Project from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan
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Publication History

Received: 16 August 2018

Accepted after revision: 24 September 2018

Publication Date:
11 October 2018 (online)


Published as part of the Cluster Synthesis of Materials

Abstract

Control over the electronic structure in π-conjugated polymers is of great importance for the development of organic electronics and spintronics. In this study, we synthesized a sheathed cross-conjugated polythiophene through oxidative electrochemical polymerization. Spectroelectrochemistry has revealed that unlike linearly conjugated polythiophenes, polarons were confined in the repeating units that were segmented by cross-conjugation.

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