Alternate network film of thiol group-terminated polythiophene and gold nanoparticle

Manabu Tanaka, Remi Fujita, Hiroyuki Nishide*

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The thiol group-terminated polythiophenes were prepared via the Pd-catalyzed coupling reaction of the bromo group-terminated polythiophene derivatives and methylthiophenylboronic acid, and were mixed with the nanometer-sized gold particle to form a self-assembled network film of the alternate conjugation of the polythiophene with the gold nanoparticle. The electron microscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy of the films supported the formation of a polythiophene/gold nanoparticle alternate network structure through the S-Au linkages. The high electric conductivity and its low activation energy on the network film suggested that the conductive characteristic of the film originated from that of the π-conjugated polythiophene backbone connected with the gold nanoparticle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5884-5888
Number of pages5
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Sept 21


  • Gold nanoparticle
  • Polythiophene
  • Self-assembly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics


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