Self-assembly of mesostructured conjugated poly(2,5-thienylene ethynylene)/silica nanocomposites

Byron McCaughey, Chris Costello, Donghai Wang, J. Eric Hampsey, Zhenzhong Yang, Chaojun Li, C. Jeffrey Brinker, Yunfeng Lu

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The formation of conjugated PTE/silica nanocomposites was demonstrated by a novel sol-gel self-assembly and an air- and water-insensitive organometallic-catalyzed polymerization method. The robustness of this synthesis was further demonstrated by the ability of the oligomeric PTE thin films to continuously react with acetylene gas that results in darkened films with increased UV-vis absorptions. This approach provides a unique and ready route to synthesize nanostructured conjugated polymer and composites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1266-1269
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number15
StatePublished - Aug 5 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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