Isothianaphthene-Based Polymer with Triple Chiral Side Chains
Methine bridged conjugated polymers have low-bandgaps. This paper reports synthesis of methine-bridged type polyisothianaphthene bearing triple optically active substituents. We introduce chirality to the polymer. The polymer expects three advantages 1) main-chain low-bandgap, 2) isothianaphthene monomer repeat unit to show effective low-bandgap, 3) and good film forming property with chirality through good molecular packing. Infrared and UV-vis optical absorption measurements are carried out to confirm molecular structure.