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

M. P. Gustafson, K. Matsumoto, J. Janikowski, R. Kerr, D. R. Macfarlane, Bjorn Winther Jensen

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Abstract

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. This journal is

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57754-57758
Number of pages5
JournalRSC Advances
Volume4
Issue number101
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Gustafson, M. P., Matsumoto, K., Janikowski, J., Kerr, R., Macfarlane, D. R., & Winther Jensen, B. (2014). Novel polymerisation of conducting thienothiophenes via vapour phase polymerisation: A comparative study. RSC Advances, 4(101), 57754-57758. https://doi.org/10.1039/c4ra10200b