Direct patterning of poly(p-phenylene vinylene) thin films using microcontact printing

Ziqi Liang, Kun Li, Qing Wang

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This Letter describes a convenient means of direct patterning of conjugated polymers on solid substrates by microcontact printing. An amine-containing poly(p-phenylene vinylene) (PPV) was synthesized and printed onto the surface with the SAMs terminating in interchain carboxylic anhydrides. Well-defined PPV micropatterns were characterized by atomic force microscopy and fluorescence microscopy. The interaction between the polymer thin films and the surface was analyzed by grazing angle infrared spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and cyclic voltammetry. The formation of covalent bonds via amidation renders great stability of the resulting functional patterns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5555-5558
Number of pages4
Issue number14
StatePublished - Jul 8 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry


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