Approaches to superparamagnetic polycarbenes and polynitrenes

Hiizu Iwamura, Nobuo Nakamura, Noboru Koga, Shigeru Sasaki

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Poly(m-phenylenemethynyls) and other conjugated polymers to which photolabile diazo or azido groups are attached in every repeating unit have been synthesized. When photolyzed and studied in situ by means of a Faraday balance equipped with a light guide at cryogenic temperatures, the hexa- and nonacarbenes obtained by stepwise synthesis were found to be in S = 6 and 9 ground states, respectively. Attempts to synthesize real polymer samples capable of showing S = 102∼3 were made. These materials would serve as prototypes for organic opto-magnetic recording devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-212
Number of pages6
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology. Section A. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Jun 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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