Accession Number : ADA298502

Title :   Conducting and Magnetic Polymers.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Jan 91-31 Oct 95,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA

Personal Author(s) : Dougherty, Dennis A. ; Grubbs, Robert H.

PDF Url : ADA298502

Report Date : 01 SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Polymers that contain conjugated backbones are being prepared to be studied as materials which show interesting levels of conductivity, photoluminescence and ferromagnetism. The materials being prepared contain backbones that are polyacetylenes or in some cases alternating polyene-arene repeat units. When the arene units are coupled in the para position, materials with conductivity and luminescence properties are produced. When the arene units are metacoupled, materials which may show ferromagnetic properties are synthesized. Key to the study is the development of methods for the controlled synthesis of the materials and the development of design principles that guide the synthesis of materials with optimized properties. jg p.2

Descriptors :   *CONDUCTIVITY, *POLYMERS, *MAGNETIC MATERIALS, *ACETYLENES, OPTIMIZATION, SYNTHESIS, PHOTOLUMINESCENCE, LUMINESCENCE, FERROMAGNETISM.

Subject Categories : Polymer Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry
      Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE