Enhanced Electrical Conductivity of Self-Assembled, Layered Molecular Composites of Metallo-Backbone Polymer and Polyaniline


  • This work was supported by a Korea Research Foundation Grant (KRF-2001-DP0201).


Polymers with metallo backbones and pendant alkoxy groups (see Figure) are intercalated into a conducting polymer system of polyaniline–camphor sulfonic acid (PANI–CSA). The use of properly designed self-assembled, layered metallic backbones, which are compatible with anions and Lewis bases of the doped PANI, is shown to improve not only the electrical conductivity but also the solubility of PANI–CSA.