Chapter 8. Spectroscopy of Nanostructured Conducting Polymers

  1. Ali Eftekhari
  1. Gustavo M. do Nascimento and
  2. Marcelo A. de Souza

Published Online: 6 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470661338.ch8

Nanostructured Conductive Polymers

Nanostructured Conductive Polymers

How to Cite

do Nascimento, G. M. and de Souza, M. A. (2010) Spectroscopy of Nanostructured Conducting Polymers, in Nanostructured Conductive Polymers (ed A. Eftekhari), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470661338.ch8

Editor Information

  1. Department of Chemistry, Ohio Institute of Technology, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Author Information

  1. Departamento de Química Fundamental, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470745854

Online ISBN: 9780470661338



  • nanostructured conducting polymer spectroscopy;
  • intrinsically conducting polymers (ICPs), commonly known as ‘synthetic metals’;
  • concept of doping - differentiating conducting polymers from all kinds of polymers;
  • nanostructured conducting polymers;
  • host structure - environment of restricted geometry, preventing reticulation of polymeric chains;
  • spectroscopic techniques - determination of structure and behavior of nanostructured conducting polymers;
  • X-Ray Techniques - XANES, EXAFS AND XPS;
  • poly(thiophenes) (PThs) - solubilized by appropriate substitution by alkyl or alkoxy group;
  • nanostructured poly(acetylene) and poly(diacetylene) and their derivates;
  • electrostatic interactions - between nanostructured chains and walls of hosts


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Synthetic Metals

  • Nanostructured Conducting Polymers

  • Spectroscopic Techniques

  • Spectroscopy of Nanostructured Conducting Polymers

  • Concluding Remarks

  • Acknowledgements

  • References