Electrochemical preparation of an electroactive polymer poly(dodecyloxy dibenzothiophene) (polyDDBTh) from hydroxyl dibenzothiophene (HDBTh) as a bioconverted monomer

Hiromasa Goto, Yong Soo Jeong, Kohsuke Kawabata, Masaki Takada, Takuya Kotanagi, Hideyuki Shigemori, Nobuhiko Nomura

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Abstract

A combination of biotechnological and electrochemical techniques is employed to synthesize an electroactive π-conjugated polymer. The monomer precursor bearing a hydroxyl group is obtained by the bioconversion of dibenzothiophene. An alkyl chain substituent is introduced by Williamson etherification with the aid of crown ether, and electrochemical polymerization is carried out by repeated potential scanning of the monomer in an electrolytic reaction solution. The polymer film thus prepared is shown to exhibit good electroactive characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-195
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Applied Electrochemistry
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan

Keywords

  • Bioconversion
  • Electroactive polymer
  • Electrolytic polymerization
  • Petroleum pitch
  • π-conjugated polymer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Electrochemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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