Template assisted polymerization of functional materials and their opto-electronic properties

Jeonghun Kim, Chokkalingam Anand, Jungmok You, Yuna Kim, Byeonggwan Kim, Ajayan Vinu, Eunkyoung Kim

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Highly ordered iron incorporated mesoporous silica (Fe-SBA15) was prepared and used as a template for catalytic polymerization of functional molecules. The mesoporous catalysts were used as an oxidative nano-reactor in heterogeneous catalytic reactions to afford highly fluorescent poly(methylene anthracene)s (PMAn) when anthracene was used as a monomer. The structure of the mesoporous Fe-SBA15 was 2D channel with large surface area of 710 m2/g and pore size of 9.2 nm. The fluorescent polymer was synthesized with high yield of 90 % in short reaction time. The synthesized polymer PMAn showed good emission properties with high excimer emission, which was highly affected by the pore size of the reactor. This indicated that the optical properties of fluorescent polymers synthesized from this method could be controlled by the pore size of the mesoporous templates.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOrganic Photonic Materials and Devices XIII
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventOrganic Photonic Materials and Devices XIII - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2011 Jan 242011 Jan 26

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherOrganic Photonic Materials and Devices XIII
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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