Optical properties of poly(Pentafluorophenylsilyne) prepared by electrochemical polymerization

Akira Watanabe, Osamu Ito, Takao Miwa

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The first polysilyne having a perfluorinated aryl group, poly(pentafluorophenylsilyne), was prepared through a combination of the Grignard reaction of bromopentafluorobenzene and tetrachlorosilane and the subsequent electrochemical polymerization using a magnesium electrode. The absorption and emission spectra of the polymer showed the characteristic of polysilyne which has a silicon network structure. The emission decay of poly (pentafluorophenylsilyne) measured by the time-resolved single photon counting technique showed non-single exponential kinetics. These optical properties were compared with those of poly(phenylsilyne).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L1164-L1166
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Sep


  • Electrochemical polymerization
  • Emission lifetime
  • Fluorinated polysilane
  • Polysilyne

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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