Synthesis and study of the absorption and luminescence properties of polymers containing Ru(BpyMe2)32+ chromophores and coumarin laser dyes

Jason Serin, Xavier Schultze, Alex Adronov, Jean Frechet*

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Polymers containing coumarin and Ru(BpyMe2)32+ chromophores were synthesized using a grafting approach and also a copolymerization approach. It was found that the solubility of polymers made from Ru-containing monomers was higher than that observed for comparable polymers obtained by grafting of Ru complexes onto bpy-containing prepolymers. The resulting bichromophoric macromolecules exhibited enhanced absorption and luminescence properties compared to the single Ru(BpyMe2)32+ complexes due to a very efficient (>95%) energy transfer between the coumarin donor dyes and the ruthenium chromophores. In addition, a novel system in which two different donor dyes are present together with the Ru complex was synthesized and also found to deliver efficient energy transfer to the ruthenium complexes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5396-5404
Number of pages9
Issue number14
StatePublished - Jul 2 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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