Synfacts 2011(4): 0385-0385  
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1259628
Synthesis of Materials and Unnatural Products
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Contributor(s): Timothy M. Swager, Jason R. Cox
J. Liu, J. W. Y. Lam, C. K. W. Jim, J. C. Y. Ng, J. Shi, H. Su, K. F. Yeung, Y. Hong, M. Faisal, Y. Yu, K. S. Wong, B. Z. Tang*
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Guangzhou and Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, P. R. of China
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18 March 2011 (online)


This work describes the rhodium-catalyzed hydrothiolation polymerization of acetylenic monomers with dithiol monomers. The polymerization procedure affords polymers with high molecular weights (MW = 31500) and good to excellent stereoselectivity. The procedure is compatible with a variety of acetylenic monomers affording access to a diverse family of sulfur-rich poly-mers. The authors use the resulting polymers in a myriad of materials applications, including fluorescent photopatterning, aggregation-induced emission, and photomodulation of refractive indices.