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Monodisperse poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)-silica microspheres: Synthesis and assembly into crystalline colloidal arrays

TitleMonodisperse poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)-silica microspheres: Synthesis and assembly into crystalline colloidal arrays
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsKelly, TL, Yamada, Y, Che, SPY, Yano, K, Wolf, MO
JournalADVANCED MATERIALS
Volume20
Pagination2616+
Date PublishedJUL 2
ISSN0935-9648
Abstract

Monodisperse poly(3 4-ethvlenedioxythiophene)-silica microparticles (PEDOT-silica) are prepared (see figure). The composite materials are ordered by the vertical deposition technique, yielding well-formed opal films of 15 mu m thickness. The silica hosts can be selectively removed by etching with HF, leaving behind an intact PEDOT microparticle.

DOI10.1002/adma.200703131