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Hydrophobic conducting polymer films from post deposition thiol exposure

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Polypyrrole and poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) films react with a fluorinated thiol in either the gas phase or in solution. In contrast to the conducting polymer-initiated oxidation of thiols to disulfides, this reaction covalently links the sulfur to the polymer backbone, irreversibly decreasing the electroactivity of the polymer and dramatically changing the surface energy of the films. The reaction results in a modest decrease in the adsorption of proteins and cells to the film surfaces. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Molino, P. J., Wallace, G. G. & Hanks, T. W. (2012). Hydrophobic conducting polymer films from post deposition thiol exposure. Synthetic Metals, 162 (15-16), 1464-1470.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84863710646

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/scipapers/4588

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 1464

End Page


  • 1470

Volume


  • 162

Issue


  • 15-16

Place Of Publication


  • Switzerland

Abstract


  • Polypyrrole and poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) films react with a fluorinated thiol in either the gas phase or in solution. In contrast to the conducting polymer-initiated oxidation of thiols to disulfides, this reaction covalently links the sulfur to the polymer backbone, irreversibly decreasing the electroactivity of the polymer and dramatically changing the surface energy of the films. The reaction results in a modest decrease in the adsorption of proteins and cells to the film surfaces. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Molino, P. J., Wallace, G. G. & Hanks, T. W. (2012). Hydrophobic conducting polymer films from post deposition thiol exposure. Synthetic Metals, 162 (15-16), 1464-1470.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84863710646

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/scipapers/4588

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 1464

End Page


  • 1470

Volume


  • 162

Issue


  • 15-16

Place Of Publication


  • Switzerland