(Matrix presented) It was found that a one-dimensional rodlike structure of 5,10,15,20-tetrakis(4-sulfonatophenyl)porphyrin (TPPS) in water acts as a powerful template for electrochemical polymerization of ethylenedioxathiophene (EDOT) and pyrrole on an ITO electrode. Examination using CV and UV-vis spectroscopic examinations established that J-aggregated TPPS molecules are entrapped in the resultant poly(EDOT) and poly(pyrrole) films. SEM observation established that these monomers are electrochemically oxidized to grow up to a nanosized rodlike structure, reflecting the aggregation structure of TPPS.
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