A single-step synthesis of electroactive mesoporous ProDOT-silica structures

Kim, Jeonghun, Kim, Byeonggwan, Anand, Chokkalingam, Mano, Ajayan, Zaidi, Javaid S.M., Ariga, Katsuhiko, You, Jungmok, Vinu, Ajayan and Kim, Eunkyoung (2015) A single-step synthesis of electroactive mesoporous ProDOT-silica structures. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 54 29: 8407-8410. doi:10.1002/anie.201502498

Author Kim, Jeonghun
Kim, Byeonggwan
Anand, Chokkalingam
Mano, Ajayan
Zaidi, Javaid S.M.
Ariga, Katsuhiko
You, Jungmok
Vinu, Ajayan
Kim, Eunkyoung
Title A single-step synthesis of electroactive mesoporous ProDOT-silica structures
Journal name Angewandte Chemie - International Edition   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1521-3773
Publication date 2015-06-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/anie.201502498
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 54
Issue 29
Start page 8407
End page 8410
Total pages 4
Place of publication Weinheim, Germany
Publisher Wiley - V C H Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract The single-step preparation of highly ordered mesoporous silica hybrid nanocomposites with conjugated polymers was explored using a novel cationic 3,4-propylenedioxythiophene (ProDOT) surfactant (PrS). The method does not require high-temperature calcination or a washing procedure. The combination of self-assembly of the silica surfactant and in situ polymerization of the ProDOT tail is responsible for creation of the mesoporosity with ultralarge pores, large pore volume, and electroactivity. As this novel material exhibits excellent textural parameters together with electrical conductivity, we believe that this could find potential applications in various fields. This novel concept of creating mesoporosity without a calcination process is a significant breakthrough in the field of mesoporous materials and the method can be further generalized as a rational preparation of various mesoporous hybrid materials having different structures and pore diameters.
Keyword Conducting materials
Mesoporous materials
Surface analysis
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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