Further evidence for spontaneous solid-state polymerisation reactions in 2,5-dibromothiophene derivatives

Howard J. Spencer, Rory Berridge, David J. Crouch, Shaun P. Wright, Mark Giles, Iain McCulloch, Simon J. Coles, Michael B. Hursthouse, Peter J. Skabara*

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Three new, highly crystalline 2,5-dibromothiophene compounds polymerise on standing in the absence of solvent and catalyst; X-ray crystallography shows that the molecules are held in close proximity by several short intermolecular contacts, facilitating the coupling of monomers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2075-2077
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Materials Science(all)

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