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Reversible charge transfer complexes between molecular oxygen and poly(3-alkylthiophene)s†
Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
Copyright © 1994 Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 6, Issue 11, pages 838–841, November 1994
How to Cite
Abdou, M. S. A., Orfino, F. P., Xie, Z. W., Deen, M. J. and Holdcroft, S. (1994), Reversible charge transfer complexes between molecular oxygen and poly(3-alkylthiophene)s. Adv. Mater., 6: 838–841. doi: 10.1002/adma.19940061106
- Issue published online: 15 SEP 2004
- Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
- Manuscript Revised: 21 JUL 1994
- Manuscript Received: 26 MAY 1994
The interaction of poly(3-hexylthiophene), P3HT, with oxygen has been investigated. Evidencein the form of UV–vis absorption, electron paramagnetic resonance data, and a field effect conductivity analysis of a polymer-based field effect transistor–is presented for the existence of a reversible charge transfer complex between P3HT and oxygen. Oxygen-sensor applications can be foreseen for thin film transistors incorporating P3HT.