Oxidative polymerization of N-substituted carbazoles

Sarac A., SEZER E., Ustamehmetoglu B.

POLYMERS FOR ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES, vol.8, no.9, pp.556-562, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/(sici)1099-1581(199709)8:9<556::aid-pat686>3.0.co;2-l
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.556-562
  • Keywords: oxidative polymerization, N-vinylcarbazole, carbazole, N-ethylcarbazole, ceric ammonium nitrate, conductive polycarbazoles, ELECTROCHEMICAL PREPARATION, POLY(N-VINYLCARBAZOLE), POLYMERS, VINYLCARBAZOLE, CERIUM(IV), ACRYLAMIDE
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Poly(N-vinylcarbazole), poly(N-carbazole) and poly(N-ethylcarbazole) powders were chemically synthesized by the reaction of ceric ammonium nitrate (CAN) with N-vinylcarbazole carbazole and N-ethylcarbazole in acetonitrile. Products were characterized by elemental analysis, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy and viscosity, X-ray fluorescence and four-probe conductivity measurement. It is found that when a suitable concentration of CAN is used in the polymerization process, the conductivity of chemically synthesized polymers can be improved further by controlling the CAN addition. (C) 1997 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.