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TitleCH Activation as a Shortcut to Conjugated Polymer Synthesis.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsJ Blaskovits, Terence, and Mario Leclerc
JournalMacromol Rapid Commun
Date Published2018 Sep 10

Direct (hetero)arylation polymerization exploits the palladium-catalyzed activation of aromatic CH bonds for the atom-economical synthesis of conjugated polymers for a wide range of applications. This account outlines how direct arylation methodologies overcome many of the limitations of contemporary polymerization techniques at both the research and production scale, and explains how monomer design and reaction conditions must be tailored to ensure high polymer molecular weight, yield, and structural integrity. Current research aims to improve further this reaction's profile as a sustainable methodology while at the same time making it competitive with the Migita-Stille and Miyaura-Suzuki polymerizations both in scope of accessible structures and synthetic efficiency. This feature article charts the recent developments and future directions of CH activation research as it moves toward becoming at once an industrially feasible, environmentally friendly, and synthetically powerful polymerization technique.

Alternate JournalMacromol Rapid Commun
PubMed ID30199142
Grant List / / Canadian Institute for Advanced Research /
/ / Fonds de recherche du Québec-Nature et technologies /
04271-2017 / / Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada /