Synthesis, characterization and polymerization of metal pyrrolyl complexes
Hanks, T. W.; Mathis, M.; Harsha, W. Synthesis, characterization and polymerization of metal pyrrolyl complexes. Synth. Met. 1999, 102, 1792-1793.
Four new pyrrolyl complexes of Ni(II) and Pd(II) have been prepared and characterized. These complexes undergo oxidative polymerization to give semiconducting materials with conductivities as high as 0.025 S/cm. When polymerized in the presence of dodecylbenzenesulfonic acid, the polymers are soluble in organic solvents and may be cast into high quality films. The polymer prepared from (6-phenyl-2,2-€²-bipyridine)pyrrolylpalladium(II) is strongly photoluminescent.