On-surface synthesis of polyethylenedioxythiophene

Iolanda Di Bernardo, Peter Hines, Maryam Abyazisani, Nunzio Motta, Jennifer Macleod, Josh Lipton-Duffin

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On-surface synthesis of conjugated polymers is made challenging by the need to promote the desired reaction while preventing or minimizing unwanted ancillary reactions that compromise the product integrity. We perform a comprehensive study of the reactions of 2,5-dichloro-3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene on coinage metal surfaces, and demonstrate that only on Ag(111) can we obtain a planar polymer product, polyethylenedioxythiophene (PEDOT).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3723-3726
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number30
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes

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