Organic metals : Conducting complexes of poly(2,5-thienylene sulphide) and poly(2,5-thienylene selenide)

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  • Kwan-Yue Jen
  • Nicholas Benfaremo
  • Michael P. Cava
  • Wu-Song Huang
  • A. G. MacDiarmid


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)633-634
Journal / PublicationJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes


Exposure of highly purified samples of the new polymers poly(2,5-thienylene selenide) (PTSe) and poly(2,5-thienylene sulphide) (PTS) to arsenic pentafluoride afforded a conducting complex (0.12 S/cm) from PTSe but only a moderately conducting complex (ca. 10-5 S/cm) from PTS, a result which is in direct contrast to the behaviour of poly(p-phenylene selenide) and poly(p-phenylene sulphide) upon similar treatment.