(N-Heterocyclic carbene)Pd(triethylamine)Cl2 as precatalyst for the synthesis of poly(triarylamine)s

Reiner Sebastian Sprick, Mario Hoyos, Ming Tsz Chen, Michael Lewis Turner, Oscar Navarro

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The use of a highly active, air-, and moisture-stable N-heterocyclic carbene-palladium(II) complex for the polymerization of anilines and aryl dibromides or dichlorides by Buchwald-Hartwig coupling is presented. In comparison to previous catalytic systems, higher molecular weight polymers with improved yields were obtained in shorter reaction times. The first examples of fabrication of OFETs with polytriarylamines synthesized with aryl dichlorides and anilines are also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4904-4911
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 11 Oct 2013


  • Buchwald-Hartwig coupling
  • catalysis
  • conducting polymers
  • N-heterocyclic carbene
  • organometallic catalyst
  • polyamines
  • polytriarylamine
  • semiconducting polymer


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