This work was supported by grants from the National Science Foundation (96-29854) and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research(F49620-96-1-0067 and F49620-97-1-0232).
Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) prepared via electrochemical polymerization of EDOT, 2,2′-Bis(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (BiEDOT), and their TMS derivatives†
Article first published online: 29 OCT 2004
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Volume 9, Issue 10, pages 795–798, 1997
How to Cite
Sotzing, G. A., Reynolds, J. R. and Steel, P. J. (1997), Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) prepared via electrochemical polymerization of EDOT, 2,2′-Bis(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (BiEDOT), and their TMS derivatives. Adv. Mater., 9: 795–798. doi: 10.1002/adma.19970091005
- Issue published online: 29 OCT 2004
- Article first published online: 29 OCT 2004
- Manuscript Accepted: 16 MAY 1997
- Manuscript Received: 20 MAR 1997
The low potential, redox-active, highly stable conducting polymer PEDOT (poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)) has received much attention recently because of these properties, which are likely to lead to many applications. Here the synthesis of EDOT-TMS2 is reported (where TMS stands for trimethylsilyl and Bi indicates bis), together with the investigation of the electrochemical polymerization of these monomers using voltammetry and the electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance. The optical switching rates of the films on indium tin oxide are compared, showing that derivatization with TMS leads to improved characteristics.