'Stuffed' conducting polymers

Bjorn Winther Jensen, Jun Chen, Keld West, Gordon Wallace

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Conducting polymers (CP) obtained by oxidative polymerization using iron(III) salts shrink when Fe(II) and the excess counter ions are washed out after polymerization. This phenomenon can be used to incorporate active molecules into the CP matrix via their addition to the wash liquid. In the present work we demonstrate this principle on three different CP's: polypyrrole (PPy), poly-terthiophene (PTTh) and poly(3,4-ethylenedioxy thiophene) (PEDT), using ferrocene as a model molecule to be trapped in the polymer films.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4664-4669
Number of pages6
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jun 17
Externally publishedYes


  • Polymer composite materials
  • Polymer materials
  • Polymer science and technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics

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    Winther Jensen, B., Chen, J., West, K., & Wallace, G. (2005). 'Stuffed' conducting polymers. Polymer, 46(13), 4664-4669. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2005.03.089