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Functional Conducting Polymers via Thiol-ene Chemistry
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA
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Received: 16 July 2012; in revised form: 16 August 2012 / Accepted: 28 August 2012 / Published: 31 August 2012
Abstract: We demonstrate here that thiol-ene chemistry can be used to provide side-chain functionalized monomers based on 3,4-propylenedioxythiophene (ProDOT) containing ionic, neutral, hydrophobic, and hydrophilic side chains. All reactions gave high yields and purification could generally be accomplished through precipitation. These monomers were polymerized either chemically or electro-chemically to give soluble materials or conductive films, respectively. This strategy provides for facile tuning of the solubility, film surface chemistry, and film morphology of this class of conducting polymers.
Keywords: conducting polymer; thiol-ene; ProDOT; functionalization
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Feldman, K.E.; Martin, D.C. Functional Conducting Polymers via Thiol-ene Chemistry. Biosensors 2012, 2, 305-317.
Feldman KE, Martin DC. Functional Conducting Polymers via Thiol-ene Chemistry. Biosensors. 2012; 2(3):305-317.
Feldman, Kathleen E.; Martin, David C. 2012. "Functional Conducting Polymers via Thiol-ene Chemistry." Biosensors 2, no. 3: 305-317.