n- and p- doped poly(3-(m,p-fluorophenyl)thiophene): Synthesis and electrochemical characterization

M. Hmyene1*, A. Hakam2, D. C. Loveday3, J. P. Ferraris3

1 Laboratoire de Chimie Appliquée, Département de Chimie, Faculté des Sciences et Techniques, B.P. 577, Settat, Morocco

2 Laboratoire de Spectronomie, Equipe des Couches minces, Département de Physique, Faculté des Sciences,

B.P.1014, Rabat, Morocco

3 Department of Chemistry, The University of Texas at Dallas, P.O. Box 830688, Richardson, Texas 75083-0688, USA

* Corresponding author . E-mail : hmyene3@yahoo.fr

Received : 24 January 2004; revised version accepted : 23 April 2004


3-(p-fluorophenyl), 3-(m-fluorophenyl) and 3-(m, p-difluorophenyl) thiophene were synthesized. The corresponding polymers were made by electropolymerization and characterized using cyclic voltammetry. The polymers exhibit reversible and stable p- and n- doping states and distinct color changes upon doping.

Keywords : Polythiophene; .Electrochemical polymerization; Electrochemical doping.

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