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Composite poly(p-phenylenevinylene)-nafion thin films

TitleComposite poly(p-phenylenevinylene)-nafion thin films
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsLoss, TAE, Rogers, CW, Wolf, MO
JournalCANADIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY-REVUE CANADIENNE DE CHIMIE
Volume76
Pagination1554-1558
Date PublishedNOV
ISSN0008-4042
Abstract

Composite thin films of poly(p-phenylenevinylene) and the polyelectrolyte Nafion have been prepared by the polymerization of 1,1'-{[}(p-phenylene)bis(methylene)bis {[}tetrahydrothiophenium] dichloride electrostatically bound to Nafion. The composite films are strongly fluorescent. The absorption and photoluminescence spectra of the films have been measured and are similar to those of poly(p-phenylenevinylene). X-ray microanalysis and weight gain experiments performed on the films suggest that the dicationic monomer occupies less than 15% of the cation exchanging sites in the Nafion, leaving sites available for binding of additional small cations.

DOI10.1139/cjc-76-11-1554