9,10-Dihydro-9,10-diboraanthracene: Supramolecular structure and use as a building block for luminescent conjugated polymers

Andreas Lorbach, Michael Bolte, Haiyan Li, Hans Wolfram Lerner, Max C. Holthausen, Frieder Jakle, Matthias Wagner

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Building bridges: The title compound forms an unprecedented polymeric structure with bridging B-H-B three-center two-electron bonds in the solid state. This organoborane serves as an efficient precursor for the preparation of boron-doped π-conjugated polymers by hydroboration polymerization with a functionalized 1,4-diethynylbenzene (see picture). These polymers form thin films that show intense green luminescence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4584-4588
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number25
StatePublished - Jun 8 2009


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


  • Boron
  • Fluorescence
  • Hydroboration
  • Organoboranes
  • Polymers

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