Nano-rod structure of poly(ethylenedioxythiophene) and poly(pyrrole) as created by electrochemical polymerization using anionic porphyrin aggregates as template

Tsukasa Hatano, Masayuki Takeuchi, Atsushi Ikeda, Seiji Shinkai

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Abstract

(Matrix presented) It was found that a one-dimensional rodlike structure of 5,10,15,20-tetrakis(4-sulfonatophenyl)porphyrin (TPPS) in water acts as a powerful template for electrochemical polymerization of ethylenedioxathiophene (EDOT) and pyrrole on an ITO electrode. Examination using CV and UV-vis spectroscopic examinations established that J-aggregated TPPS molecules are entrapped in the resultant poly(EDOT) and poly(pyrrole) films. SEM observation established that these monomers are electrochemically oxidized to grow up to a nanosized rodlike structure, reflecting the aggregation structure of TPPS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1395-1398
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Volume5
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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