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Electrochemical Synthesis of a Water-Soluble and Self-Doped Polythiophene Derivative

Turac, Ersen
Varol, Ramazan
Ak, Metin
Sahmetlioglu, Ertugrul
Toppare, Levent Kamil
A new monomer, 4-(thiophen-3-yl methyleneamino)benzene sulfonate) (ThSA), was synthesized and characterized. Electrochemical polymerization of ThSA yields a water-soluble and self-doped polymer (PThSA). This polymer was characterized by FT-IR, NMR, DSC, XRD and conductivity measurements. (C) Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008