A general synthesis for PEDOT-coated nonconductive materials and PEDOT hollow particles by aqueous chemical polymerization

Shyh Chyang Luo*, Hsiao Hua Yu, Andrew C.A. Wan, Yu Han, Jackie Y. Ying

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Abstract

A method for coating functionalized poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) on nonconductive substrates in aqueous solution allows the deposition of PEDOT thin layers on various substrates, including silica and polystyrene (PS) nanoparticles, siliceous mesocellular foam, and chitosan-alginate fibers. The surface property is tuned by controlling the monomer composition in the aqueous solutions. Using appropriate organic solvents to remove the PS cores of PEDOT-coated PS nanoparticles, hollow PEDOT particles with single holes and PEDOT capsules can be formed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2051-2058
Number of pages8
JournalSmall
Volume4
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2008

Keywords

  • Conducting materials
  • Conducting polymers
  • Mesoporous materials
  • Nanoparticle synthesis
  • Surface functionalization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomaterials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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