A novel route for polymerisation of thiophene based conducting polymers using trace-free oxidants

Jimy Hadiono So, David Mayevsky, Orawan Winther-Jensen, Bjorn Winther Jensen

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We report for the first time the use of p-toluene sulphonic acid (PTSa) and other sulphonic acids as trace-free oxidants for polymerisation of poly (bi-) and (ter-) thiophene. Sulphur is reduced from the oxidation state +6 to +4, leaving only SO2 and an aromatic compound to evaporate during the polymerisation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)361-364
Number of pages4
JournalPolymer Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 21
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Bioengineering

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