'Stuffed' conducting polymers

Bjørn 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. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Issue number13
Pages (from-to)4664-4669
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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