Growth of thin processable films of poly(pyrrole) using phosphomolybdate clusters

Michael S. Freund, Chris Karp, Nathan S. Lewis

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Facile control over the chemical polymerization of pyrrole from solutions of pyrrole-phosphomolybdic acid has allowed processibility of conducting poly(pyrrole). This approach has allowed thin conducting films of poly(pyrrole) to be deposited in a single step, and in contrast to electrochemical polymerization methods, is not limited to electrically conducting substrates. For example, 40-100 nm thick poly(pyrrole) films with conducivities in the range of 15 to 30 S cm-1 have been spin coated onto insulating glass substrates. Insight into the mechanism of polymerization has been obtained with cyclic voltammetry and UV-Vis spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)447-451
Number of pages5
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1995


  • Conducting polymers
  • Cyclic voltammetry
  • Phosphomolybdate clusters
  • Poly(pyrrole)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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