Title

Hydrophobic conducting polymer films from post deposition thiol exposure

ACS Citation

Molino, P. J.; Wallace, G. G.; Hanks, T. W. Hydrophobic conducting polymer films from post deposition thiol exposure. Synth. Met. 2012, 162, 1464-1470.

Abstract

Polypyrrole and poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) films react with a fluorinated thiol in either the gas phase or in solution. In contrast to the conducting polymer-initiated oxidation of thiols to disulfides, this reaction covalently links the sulfur to the polymer backbone, irreversibly decreasing the electroactivity of the polymer and dramatically changing the surface energy of the films. The reaction results in a modest decrease in the adsorption of proteins and cells to the film surfaces.

Source Name

Synthetic Metals

Publication Date

1-1-2012

Volume

162

Issue

15-16

Page(s)

5395-5398

Document Type

Citation

Citation Type

Article