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Polymers 2012, 4(1), 408-447; doi:10.3390/polym4010408

Polysilane Dendrimers

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University, Memorial Dr. & Boston, Lubbock, TX 79409, USA
Received: 15 December 2011 / Revised: 21 January 2012 / Accepted: 29 January 2012 / Published: 9 February 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Dendrimers and Hyperbranched Polymers)

Abstract

The synthesis, structure and electronic properties of polysilane dendrimers, a relatively new class of highly branched and silicon-rich molecular architectures is reviewed. After a detailed discussion of main synthetic strategies to well-defined single-core and double-core polysilane dendrimers, important structural and conformational features determined by single crystal X-ray crystallography and 29Si-NMR spectroscopy are presented. The last part highlights the most interesting photochemical properties of polysilane dendrimers such as UV absorption and emission behavior, which are compared with those of linear and branched polysilanes. View Full-Text
Keywords: polysilane; dendrimer; oligosilane; 29Si-NMR spectroscopy; UV spectroscopy; conformation; emission polysilane; dendrimer; oligosilane; 29Si-NMR spectroscopy; UV spectroscopy; conformation; emission
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Krempner, C. Polysilane Dendrimers. Polymers 2012, 4, 408-447.

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