Accession Number : ADA183592

Title :   Nitro-Stabilized Proton Abstraction Doped Model Compounds as Precursors to Conducting Polymers.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK DEPT OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Hilker,Brian L ; Hancock,John A ; Hancock,Lawrence F ; Gordon,Bernard , III

PDF Url : ADA183592

Report Date : 01 Aug 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Conducting polymers have received extensive attention recently, but a few traditional problems such as the need for toxic dopants, material intractabilities, and poor environmental and oxidative stabilities still exist that severely plague the field. Although most work on solving these problems has been based on electron transfer as a doping mechanism, we have defined a new mechanism based on Proton Abstraction Dopind (PAD), which has eliminated many of the above problems but has created several of its own. Our previous work has centered on abstraction of doubly benzylic and/or allylic protons with strong base, but both the use of strong base and the resulting reactive anion make this a difficult system to handle in the air. Preliminary results show that the incorporation of electron withdrawing nitro groups into these materials seems to overcome this problem.

Descriptors :   *ELECTRON TRANSFER, *POLYMERS, *DOPING, ELECTRONS, NITROGEN COMPOUNDS, ENVIRONMENTS, OXIDATION, STABILITY, PLAGUES, ANIONS, REACTIVITIES

Subject Categories : Polymer Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE