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Title: Alternating block copolymers incorporating 3-alkyl-substituted thiophene and aniline repeat units: Novel electrically conductive and fluorescent polymers
Authors: Ng, S.C. 
Xu, L.G.
Chan, H.S.O. 
Keywords: Block copolymers
Electrical conductivity
Fluorescent polymers
Poly{4-[2-(3-alkyl)thienyl] benzenamine}
Issue Date: 30-Apr-1998
Citation: Ng, S.C.,Xu, L.G.,Chan, H.S.O. (1998-04-30). Alternating block copolymers incorporating 3-alkyl-substituted thiophene and aniline repeat units: Novel electrically conductive and fluorescent polymers. Synthetic Metals 94 (2) : 185-191. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Related Datasets: 10635/137022
10635/137164
Abstract: A series of alternating block copolymers incorporating 3-alkyl-substituted thiophene and aniline repeat units (PATBAs): poly{4-[2-(3-methyl)thienyl]benzenamine} (PMTBA), poly{4-[2-(3-butyl)thienyl]benzenamine} (PBTBA), poly{4-[2-(3-octyl)thienyl]-benzenamine} (POTBA) and poly{4-[2-(3-dodecyl)thienyl]benzenamine} (PDTBA) were synthesized via chemical oxidative polymerization using ferric chloride as oxidant. The resulting polymers were characterized by FT-IR, UV-Vis, fluorescence spectroscopy, elemental analysis, thermogravimetry and electrical conductivity measurements. It was shown that coupling during polymerization occurred through the α-position of the thienylene ring and the amino moiety. Upon doping with iodine the polymers attained electrical conductivity ranging from 10-4 to over 10-3 S cm-1. The fluorescence quantum efficiency of the polymers in solution was found to decrease with increasing pendant alkyl-chain length. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) revealed a globular morphology similar to poly [4-(2-thienyl)benzenamine] and polythiophene. © 1998 Elsevier Science S.A. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Synthetic Metals
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/93069
ISSN: 03796779
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