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One-step synthesis of conducting polymer–noble metal nanoparticle composites using an ionic liquid

journal contribution
posted on 23.07.2008, 00:00 authored by Jenny PringleJenny Pringle, O Winther-Jensen, C Lynam, G Wallace, Maria ForsythMaria Forsyth, D MacFarlane
Conducting polymers containing incorporated gold or silver nanoparticles have been synthesized using ionic liquid solutions of gold chloride or silver nitrate. Use of the metal salts as the oxidant for monomers such as pyrrole and terthiophene allows the composites to be formed in one simple step, without the need for templates or capping agents. The incorporated metal nanoparticles are clearly visible by TEM, and the composites have been further analyzed by TGA, CV, UV-Vis, Raman, XPS and scanning TEM coupled with EDS analysis. Utilization of an ionic liquid allows the full oxidizing power of the gold chloride to be accessed, resulting in incorporation of metallic gold into the polymers.

History

Journal

Advanced functional materials

Volume

18

Issue

14

Pagination

2031 - 2040

Publisher

Wiley-VCH

Location

Weinheim, Germany

ISSN

1616-301X

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2008, WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA