In situ intercalative polymerization as a route to layered conducting polymer-inorganic matrix microlaminates. Polypyrrole and polythiophene in FeOCl

Mercouri G Kanatzidis, M. Hubbard, L. M. Tonge, Tobin J Marks, H. O. Marcy, C. R. Kannewurf

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The reaction of FeOCl with pyrrole and 2,2′-bithiophene proceeds with concomitant intercalation and oxidative polymerization of these heterocycles within the FeOCl van der Waals gap to yield (polypyrrole)0.34FeOCl and (polythiophene)0.28FeOCl, respectively. This process is accompanied by a simultaneous and structurally appropriate expansion in the FeOCl interlayer separation. Chemical, infrared spectroscopic, 57Fe Mo{combining double acute accent}ssbauer spectroscopic, and variable temperature charge transport data (four-probe conductivity, thermoelectric power) are in accord with this structural model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-95
Number of pages7
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 30 1989


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics

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