Vapour-phase polymerization of pyrrole and 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene using iron(III) 2,4,6-trimethylbenzenesulfonate

Priya Subramanian, Noel Clark, Bjorn Winther Jensen, Douglas MacFarlane, Leone Spiccia*

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A new iron(iii) 2,4,6-trimethylbenzenesulfonate (MSA) with composition [Fe(OH2)5(MSA)3] has been prepared from the reaction of Fe(OH)3xH2O and three molar equivalents of 2,4,6-trimethylbenzenesulfonic acid and used as oxidant in the preparation of highly conducting polypyrrole (PPy) and poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) films for the first time. PPy and PEDOT films grown on non-conducting overhead transparency (polyethylene terephthalate films) using a vapour phase polymerization technique exhibited very high conductivities; 200 20 S cm -1 for PPy and 1000 80 S cm-1 for PEDOT.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-139
Number of pages7
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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