X-ray absorption fine structure study on the role of solvent on polymerization of 3-hexylthiophene with solid FeCl3 particles
Tomoyasu Hirai, Masanao Sato, Makoto Kido, Yusuke Nagae, Katsuhiro Kaetsu, Yudai Kiyoshima, Shota Fujii, Tomoyuki Ohishi, Kevin L. White, Yuji Higaki, Yasutake Teraoka, Maiko Nishibori, Kazutaka Kamitani, Kenji Hanada, Takeharu Sugiyama, Ryuichi Sugimoto, Kazuhiko Saigo, Ken Kojio and Atsushi Takahara
Article first published online: 17 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pola.27720
The effect of solvent on the polymerization of 3-hexylthiophene with FeCl3 was evaluated using time-dependent partial fluorescence yield X-ray absorption fine structure measurements. FeCl3 acts as a catalyst when the reaction is performed in CHCl3, whereas it behaves as an oxidant in hexane.