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Incorporation of Coumarin-Based Fluorescent Monomers into Co-Oligomeric Molecules

LAQV-REQUIMTE, Departamento de Química, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal
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Polymers 2018, 10(4), 396;
Received: 23 March 2018 / Revised: 24 March 2018 / Accepted: 1 April 2018 / Published: 3 April 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Polymeric Materials for Optical Applications)
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With the purpose of modifying organic fluorescent dyes based on the coumarin scaffold, and developing and evaluating a route to its incorporation into a polymeric backbone, a study was conducted on the co-polymerization of 3-vinylcoumarins with styrene and methyl acrylate using 2,2-azobis(isobutyronitrile) (AIBN) as the radical initiator. The structural and photophysical characterization proved the incorporation of the coumarin monomers into the polymeric chain and further showed a decrease in the fluorescence quantum yields in the co-oligomers. View Full-Text
Keywords: vinylcoumarins; fluorescent polymers; oligomers vinylcoumarins; fluorescent polymers; oligomers

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Teixeira, E.; Lima, J.C.; Parola, A.J.; Branco, P.S. Incorporation of Coumarin-Based Fluorescent Monomers into Co-Oligomeric Molecules. Polymers 2018, 10, 396.

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