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Tubular Conjugated Polymer for Chemosensory Applications

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posted on 02.05.2012, 00:00 authored by Anat Molad, Israel Goldberg, Arkadi Vigalok
In this paper, we present the concept of a soluble tubular conjugated polymer (TCP). We report on a fluorescent 5,5′-Bicalixarene-based polymer where the calixarene units are seamlessly incorporated in the conjugated polymeric chain that can respond to a small molecule complexation inside the hydrophobic cavity. In particular, our system demonstrated a reversible rapid fluorescence quenching upon interaction of gaseous nitric oxide with the calixarene moiety.