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Title: Self-assembled multilayers and photoluminescence properties of a new water-soluble poly(para-phenylene)

Abstract

This paper reports the synthesis and characterizations of a new water-soluble poly(para-phenylene) (PPP) and its applications in preparing self-assembled multilayer films. This new water-soluble conducting polymer was prepared through the sulfonation reaction of poly(p-quarterphenylene-2,2{prime}-dicarboxylic acid). The incorporation of sulfonate groups has dramatically improved PPP`s solubility in water at a wide pH range, whereas previous PPP is only slightly soluble in basic solutions. Dilute aqueous solutions of this polymer with acidic, neutral or basic pH emit brilliant blue light while irradiated with UV light. The sulfonated PPP emits from 350 nm to 455 nm with a maximum intensity at 380 nm. Self-assembled multilayers of this sulfonated PPP were constructed with a positively charged polymer poly(diallyl dimethyl ammonium chloride) and characterized with various surface analyses. Conductive (RuO{sub 2} and ITO), semiconductive (Si wafer), and non-conductive (SiO{sub 2}) substrates were used in the preparation of self-assembled multilayers. Electrical, optical and structural properties of these novel self-assembled thin films will be discussed.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Assistant Secretary for Management and Administration, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
658146
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-97-4930; CONF-971201-
ON: DE98004389; TRN: AHC2DT06%%30
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Conference: 1997 fall meeting of the Materials Research Society, Boston, MA (United States), 1-5 Dec 1997; Other Information: PBD: Mar 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; POLYPHENYLS; ORGANIC POLYMERS; SYNTHESIS; ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES; PHOTOLUMINESCENCE; SOLUBILITY; MOLECULAR STRUCTURE; SULFONATES; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; THIN FILMS

Citation Formats

Shi, X., Li, D.Q., Luett, M., Fitzsimmons, M.R., and Van Patten, G.P. Self-assembled multilayers and photoluminescence properties of a new water-soluble poly(para-phenylene). United States: N. p., 1998. Web. doi:10.2172/658146.
Shi, X., Li, D.Q., Luett, M., Fitzsimmons, M.R., & Van Patten, G.P. Self-assembled multilayers and photoluminescence properties of a new water-soluble poly(para-phenylene). United States. doi:10.2172/658146.
Shi, X., Li, D.Q., Luett, M., Fitzsimmons, M.R., and Van Patten, G.P. Sun . "Self-assembled multilayers and photoluminescence properties of a new water-soluble poly(para-phenylene)". United States. doi:10.2172/658146. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/658146.
@article{osti_658146,
title = {Self-assembled multilayers and photoluminescence properties of a new water-soluble poly(para-phenylene)},
author = {Shi, X. and Li, D.Q. and Luett, M. and Fitzsimmons, M.R. and Van Patten, G.P.},
abstractNote = {This paper reports the synthesis and characterizations of a new water-soluble poly(para-phenylene) (PPP) and its applications in preparing self-assembled multilayer films. This new water-soluble conducting polymer was prepared through the sulfonation reaction of poly(p-quarterphenylene-2,2{prime}-dicarboxylic acid). The incorporation of sulfonate groups has dramatically improved PPP`s solubility in water at a wide pH range, whereas previous PPP is only slightly soluble in basic solutions. Dilute aqueous solutions of this polymer with acidic, neutral or basic pH emit brilliant blue light while irradiated with UV light. The sulfonated PPP emits from 350 nm to 455 nm with a maximum intensity at 380 nm. Self-assembled multilayers of this sulfonated PPP were constructed with a positively charged polymer poly(diallyl dimethyl ammonium chloride) and characterized with various surface analyses. Conductive (RuO{sub 2} and ITO), semiconductive (Si wafer), and non-conductive (SiO{sub 2}) substrates were used in the preparation of self-assembled multilayers. Electrical, optical and structural properties of these novel self-assembled thin films will be discussed.},
doi = {10.2172/658146},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {Sun Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 1998},
month = {Sun Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 1998}
}

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