Thermal analysis of a new thiophene derivative and its copolymer

Thermal characteristics of a new thiophene derivative, 2-(thiophen-3-yl-)ethyl octanoate (OTE), its homopolymer (POTE), and copolymer with thiophene P(OTE-co-Th) were investigated via pyrolysis mass spectrometry. Thermal degradation of the copolymer started by lose of side chains and thiophene involving products evolved almost in the same temperature range where PTh degradation was detected, at slightly higher temperatures than PTh backbone decomposed during the pyrolysis of POTE. The extent of doping and network structure decreased in the order POTE<P(OTE-co-Th)<PTh.
Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry


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E. Aslan, L. K. Toppare, and J. Hacaloğlu, “Thermal analysis of a new thiophene derivative and its copolymer,” Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, pp. 839–843, 2008, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: