Polymer and Materials Science
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Novel polyamides that contain tetrathiafulvalene (TTF) moieties were synthesized by direct polycondensation of Δ2,2′ -bi-1,3-dithiole-4,4′(5′)-dicarboxylic acid with aromatic diamines in the presence of triphenylphosphine, hexachloroethane, and pyridine. Complexes of these polyamides with bromine were TTF cation radical () salts which resulted from the charge transfer of TTF moieties to bromine. The electrical conductivity of undoped polyamides increased with a decrease in diamine length. By doping the bromine the conductivity of the polyamides was enhanced by 3-5 orders of magnitude and reached 10-5-;10-9S cm-1. Maximum conductivity was observed at the doping ratio of [Br]/[repeat unit] 〈 1. The electrical conduction in the bromine complexes may be attributed to the hopping of odd electrons of between TTF moieties.
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