Polymerization of anilines by the use of copper(II) perchlorate as an oxidative coupling agent

Motomichi Inoue*, Francisco Brown, Iliana C. Muñoz, Fca Ofelia Muñoz

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Abstract

Polyaniline and polyalkylaniline perchlorates were prepared by oxidative coupling polymerization of anilines by the use of copper(II) perchlorate in acetonitrile as an oxidant. The corresponding polymer bases obtained by treating the perchlorates with alkaline solution were soluble in dimethylsulfoxide and partly soluble in tetrahydrofuran. The molecular weights of the THF-soluble components were 2000-6000. The charge transport of the perchlorates is influenced by the chain length and the steric effect of alkyl substituents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)403-408
Number of pages6
JournalPolymer Bulletin
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1991

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