The synthesis and spectroscopic characterization of three tricarboxylated pyrrole (Pyr)- and carbazole (Cbz)-containing star-shaped dendritic molecules 1-3 have been described here. Clauson-Kaas, amide coupling and debenzylation reactions have been used as key chemical tools. Electropolymerization of these oxidizable molecules has been investigated. The carboxylated Cbz-based molecules upon oxidative electropolymerization produced stable electroactive polyCOOH polyCbz films.
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This work was funded by the VIth Framework European NACBO (NMP3-2004-500802–2) project.
- Conducting polymers