Synthesis and characterization of naphthalimide-functionalized polynorbornenes

Manuel Hollauf, Merima Cajlakovič, Martin Tscherner, Stefan Köstler, Astrid Caroline Knall*, Gregor Trimmel

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Abstract: Highly fluorescent and photostable (2-alkyl)-1H-benzo[de]isoquinoline-1,3(2H)-diones with a polymerizable norbornene scaffold have been synthesized and polymerized using ring-opening metathesis polymerization. The monomers presented herein could be polymerized in a living fashion, using different comonomers and different monomer ratios. All obtained materials showed good film-forming properties and bright fluorescence caused by the incorporated push–pull chromophores. Additionally, one of the monomers containing a methylpiperazine functionality showed protonation-dependent photoinduced electron transfer which opens up interesting applications for logic gates and sensing. Graphical abstract: [Figure not available: see fulltext.]

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-129
Number of pages9
JournalMonatshefte für Chemie - Chemical Monthly
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


  • Dyes
  • Fluorescence
  • Polymerization
  • Ring-opening metathesis polymerization
  • UV–Vis spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

Fields of Expertise

  • Advanced Materials Science


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