Synthesis of Oligo- and Polysilanes by metal catalyzed dehydrocoupling and investigation of their properties

Project: Research project

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The aim of this project is the synthesis of novel oligo and
polysilanes by metal catalyzed dehydrocoupling of hydro-
silanes of the type RSiH3 and (H2RSi)2. The method allows a
greater structural diversity of the possible monomers than
the classical Wurtz type coupling. The reactivity of
various monomers with catalysts of group IV B and VIII is
investigated, afforded polymers are modified by polymer-
analogous reactions, their properties as holeconducting
layers in Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) are investigated.
Effective start/end date1/01/9631/01/01