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Novel polymerisation of conducting thienothiophenes via vapour phase polymerisation: A comparative study

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posted on 2014-01-01, 00:00 authored by M P Gustafson, K Matsumoto, J Janikowski, Robert KerrRobert Kerr, D R Macfarlane, B Winther-Jensen
Poly(thieno[3,2-b]thiophene) (PTT) and poly(dithieno[3,2-b:2′,3′-d] thiophene) (PDTT) were successfully synthesised via an oxidative vapour phase polymerisation (VPP) process and a typical electropolymerisation (EP) technique. This comparative study provides a characterisation of the conducting polymers (CPs) obtained. UV-Visible and Raman spectroscopy suggest the synthesis of PTT and PDTT via VPP yielded materials comparable to those produced via EP. This confirms VPP as a simple and straightforward alternative technique to achieve uniform thin-film polymers.

History

Journal

RSC Advances

Volume

4

Issue

101

Pagination

57754 - 57758

Publisher

Royal Society of Chemistry

Location

Cambridge, Eng.

eISSN

2046-2069

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article; C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2014, Royal Society of Chemistry

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