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Rigid Hydrophilic Structures for Improved Properties of Conjugated Polymers and Nitrotyrosine Sensing in Water

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posted on 19.03.2010, 00:00 by Brett VanVeller, Koji Miki, Timothy M. Swager
The efficient synthesis of a hydrophilic monomer bearing a three-dimensional noncompliant array of hydroxyl groups is described that prevents water-driven excimer features of hydrophobic poly(p-phenylene ethynylene) backbones. Sensitivity of the polymer to 3-nitrotyrosine is also discussed.