Synthesis and electrocoating of indole-thiophene comonomer on carbon fiber microelectrode, and surface topography by AFM

Sarac A. S., SARIOGLAN S. O., DZIOMBA T., Sezer E.

EUROPEAN POLYMER JOURNAL, vol.43, no.8, pp.3392-3399, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2007.05.040
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.3392-3399
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


5,2-thiophenylindole(5,2 In-Th) comonomer is synthesized by means of palladium catalyzed Stille cross-coupling reaction with an aim of obtaining extensively conjugated, low oxidation potential comonomer relative to its corresponding monomer. The comonomer is characterized by UV-Visible, FTIR, and NMR spectroscopic techniques, and the resulting conjugated copolymer exhibited the properties of both polyindole and polythiophene (having low oxidation potential and high conductivity).