Patent Number: 6,169,193

Title: Polysiloles and polygermoles

Abstract: Disclosed herein are polysilole and polygermole compounds. The silicon or germanium ring atom is directly linked in the polymer to another silicon or germanium ring atom from another polymer unit. The result is compounds that fluoresce and have electroluminescence. Coupling reactions to form such compounds are also disclosed.

Inventors: West; Robert C. (Madison, WI), Sohn; Honglae (San Diego, CA), Liu; Yuxia (Madison, WI)

Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

International Classification: C07F 7/00 (20060101); C07F 7/30 (20060101); C07F 7/18 (20060101); C08G 77/00 (20060101); C08G 77/60 (20060101); C07F 007/08 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018