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Synthesis of poly-(P-aryleneethynylene)s in neat water under aerobic conditions

United States Patent

October 16, 2012
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Provided are ethyne synthons comprising boron and related methods. Also provided are related water-soluble arylethynylene polymers capable of being synthesized in neat water under aerobic conditions.
Kang; Youn K. (Daegu, KR), Deria; Pravas (Philadelphia, PA), Therien; Michael J. (Durham, NC)
The Trustees Of The University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
13/ 173,395
June 30, 2011
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST The government may have certain rights in this invention. This work was supported by a grant from the Division of Chemical Sciences, Office of Basic Energy Research, U.S. Department of Energy (DE-FGO2-02ER15299). Additional support was provided by MRSEC (DMR-00-79909) and NSEC (DMR-0425780) Programs of the National Science Foundation.