Synthesis of chiral polyaniline films via chemical vapor phase polymerization

J. Chen, B. Winther-Jensen, Y. Pornputtkul, K. West, L. Kane-Maquire, G.G. Wallace

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    Electrically and optically active polyaniline films doped with (1)-(-)-10- camphorsulfonic acid were successfully deposited on nonconductive substrates via chemical vapor phase polymerization. The above polyaniline/ R- camphorsulfonate films were characterized by electrochemical and physical methods, such as cyclic voltammetry (CV), UV- vis spectroscopy, four- point probe conductivity measurement, Raman spectroscopy, circular dichroism spectroscopy, and scanning electron microscopy. The polyaniline films grown by this method not only showed high electrochemical activity, supported by CV and Raman spectrum, but also exhibited optical activity corresponding to the polymer chains as observed by circular dichroism spectra. (c) 2005 The Electrochemical Society.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalElectrochemical and Solid-State Letters
    Issue number1
    Pages (from-to)C9-C11
    Publication statusPublished - 2006


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