Poly(3′,4′-dibutyl-α-terthiophene-phenylene-vinylene): a new soluble and dopable phenylene-vinylene-based conjugated polymer

Chenggang Wang, Xusheng Xie, Eugene LeGoff, Joyce Albritton-Thomas, Carl R. Kannewurf, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis*

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Abstract

A new soluble and dopable copolymer consisting of 3′,4′-dibutyl-2,2′:5′,2″-terthiophene and phenylene-vinylene units has been designed and prepared via a Wittig reaction. This title copolymer is soluble in common organic solvents such as THF and CHCl3, and can be doped with iodine achieving an electrical conductivity of about 3.2 × 10-2 S/cm at room temperature. Films of this copolymer are electroactive and turn reversibly and rapidly from red to green-blue upon doping and undoping electrochemically.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-74
Number of pages4
JournalSynthetic Metals
Volume74
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 1995

Keywords

  • Doping
  • Poly(3′,4′-dibutyl-α-terthiophene-phenylene-vinylene)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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