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A PPV/MCM-41 composite material

TitleA PPV/MCM-41 composite material
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsPattantyus-Abraham, AG, Wolf, MO
JournalCHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS
Volume16
Pagination2180-2186
Date PublishedJUN 1
ISSN0897-4756
Abstract

Preparation of the conjugated polymer poly(1,4-phenylene vinylene) (PPV) inside the channels of the mesoporous silica MCM-41 is described. Polymerization was initiated inside the channels by deprotonated surface hydroxy groups. Presence of PPV was observed by infrared, absorption, and luminescence spectroscopy. A pore size reduction of 0.3 nm was seen in the composite material by nitrogen physisorption. A. polymer mass content of 8% indicated the presence of approximately 3-6 polymer chains in each pore. Electron energyloss spectroscopy of the composite revealed plasmon losses associated with the pi-electron system on PPV. Energy-filtered transmission electron microscopy showed that the polymer was evenly distributed throughout the composite material through mapping of the T-electron plasmon losses.

DOI10.1021/cm035303h