This research was supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on a Priority Area (No. 07215262) from the Ministry of Education. Science, Sports and Culture of the Japanese Government.
A new method for chemical modification of conductive polypyrroles without destroying their conductivity†
Article first published online: 29 OCT 2004
Copyright © 1997 Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 9, Issue 2, pages 149–153, February 1997
How to Cite
Ono, N., Tsukamura, C., Nomura, Y., Hironaga, H., Murashima, T. and Ogawa, T. (1997), A new method for chemical modification of conductive polypyrroles without destroying their conductivity. Adv. Mater., 9: 149–153. doi: 10.1002/adma.19970090212
- Issue published online: 29 OCT 2004
- Article first published online: 29 OCT 2004
- Manuscript Revised: 24 OCT 1996
- Manuscript Received: 17 SEP 1996
The functionalization of conducting polypyrroles in high yields without the polypyrroles losing their conductivity is reported. The method is based on the use of substituted arenes as starting materials, onto which the pyrrole ring is ‘grown’. The resulting pyrrole rings have aryl groups substitued on the 3− and/or 4-positions. The aryl groups themselves can carry a wide range of substituents which can be selected in order to tune the properties of the materials. The substitued pyrolle monomers can be polymerized using standard procedures.