The formation of conjugated PTE/silica nanocomposites was demonstrated by a novel sol-gel self-assembly and an air- and water-insensitive organometallic-catalyzed polymerization method. The robustness of this synthesis was further demonstrated by the ability of the oligomeric PTE thin films to continuously react with acetylene gas that results in darkened films with increased UV-vis absorptions. This approach provides a unique and ready route to synthesize nanostructured conjugated polymer and composites.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering