|Title||Photoluminescence of poly(p-phenylene vinylene) encapsulated in mesoporous silica|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||1999|
|Authors||Pattantyus-Abraham, AG, Wolf, MO|
|Editor||McKittrick, J, DiBartolo, B, Mishra, K|
|Conference Name||LUMINESCENT MATERIALS|
|Publisher||Mat Res Soc|
The preparation of poly(p-phenylene vinylene) (PPV) encapsulated in a mesoporous silica, MCM-41, is reported. In situ polymerization of xylylene bis(tetrahydrothiophenium chloride) yields a highly luminescent, yellow powder with a fluorescence spectrum matching that of unencapsulated PPV. Nitrogen adsorption isotherms show that the pore size of the PPV-loaded MCR-14 is significantly smaller than that of empty MCM-41 and a polymer loading of ca. 8% by weight is obtained by thermogravimetric analysis. Photoluminescence data for the encapsulated PPV are presented.