This work was supported in part by the Office of Naval Research (O. N. R. grant No. N00014-92-5-1369) and by the National Science Foundation (N. S. F. grant No. DMR-91-20668).
Room temperature synthesis of poly(2,5-dimethoxy-l,4-phenylenevinylene) by the chloride sulfonium salt route†
Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
Copyright © 1994 Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 6, Issue 4, pages 293–295, April 1994
How to Cite
Xia, Y., MacDiarmid, A. G. and Epstein, A. J. (1994), Room temperature synthesis of poly(2,5-dimethoxy-l,4-phenylenevinylene) by the chloride sulfonium salt route. Adv. Mater., 6: 293–295. doi: 10.1002/adma.19940060407
- Issue published online: 15 SEP 2004
- Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
- Manuscript Revised: 10 JAN 1994
- Manuscript Received: 1 OCT 1993
The preparation of poly(p-phenylenevinylene) and its derivatives has until now always involved a high temperature (200–300°C) conversion of the precursor polymer (see Figure) to the target polymer—a process that will cause problems in practical device fabrication. A room-temperature conversion method is described in which HBF4 simultaneously converts and dopes the chloride sulfonium precursor polymer to the metallic conducting form in one step.