Conductive poly(2,5-substituted aniline)s highly soluble both in water and organic solvents

Shaoan Xu, Soichiro Ogi, Kazunori Sugiyasu, Satoshi Sumi, Yuka Kobayashi, Masayuki Takeuchi

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Highly soluble conductive polyanilines were synthesized from newly designed aniline derivatives: 2, 5-bis(2-methoxyethoxy)aniline (2) and 2, 5-bis[2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethoxy]aniline (3). The corresponding polyanilines, P2 and P3, were characterized by means of fourier transform infrared (FT-IR), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), and UV-VIS-NIR spectroscopies. The electrical conductivities at room temperature of emeraldine salt forms of P2 (P2-ES) and P3 (P3-ES) were evaluated to be σrt = 2.4×10-3 and 1.7×10-3 S/cm, respectively. The length of ethylene-1,2-dioxy chains on the polyaniline scarcely affected the electronic conductivity. A simple modification at 2,5-positions of aniline by introducing 1,2-ethlenedioxy groups dramatically altered the solubility of polyanilines in common organic solvents and water (400 g/L for P3-ES).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4449-4454
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jun
Externally publishedYes


  • Conducting polymers
  • Polyaniline
  • Water-soluble

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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