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  • Main Title Self-assembled multilayers and photoluminescence properties of a new water-soluble poly(para-phenylene)


  • Author: Shi, X.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Li, D.Q.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Luett, M.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Fitzsimmons, M.R.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Van Patten, G.P.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy. Office of the Assistant Secretary, Management and Administration.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE Assistant Secretary for Management and Administration, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: New Mexico
    Additional Info: Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)


  • Creation: 1998-03-01


  • English


  • Content Description: This paper reports the synthesis and characterizations of a new water-soluble poly(para-phenylene) (PPP) and its applications in preparing self-assembled multilayer films. This new water-soluble conducting polymer was prepared through the sulfonation reaction of poly(p-quarterphenylene-2,2{prime}-dicarboxylic acid). The incorporation of sulfonate groups has dramatically improved PPP`s solubility in water at a wide pH range, whereas previous PPP is only slightly soluble in basic solutions. Dilute aqueous solutions of this polymer with acidic, neutral or basic pH emit brilliant blue light while irradiated with UV light. The sulfonated PPP emits from 350 nm to 455 nm with a maximum intensity at 380 nm. Self-assembled multilayers of this sulfonated PPP were constructed with a positively charged polymer poly(diallyl dimethyl ammonium chloride) and characterized with various surface analyses. Conductive (RuO{sub 2} and ITO), semiconductive (Si wafer), and non-conductive (SiO{sub 2}) substrates were used in the preparation of self-assembled multilayers. Electrical, optical and structural properties of these novel self-assembled thin films will be discussed.
  • Physical Description: 8 p.


  • Keyword: Sulfonates
  • Keyword: Polyphenyls
  • STI Subject Categories: 36 Materials Science
  • Keyword: Molecular Structure
  • Keyword: Solubility
  • Keyword: Organic Polymers
  • Keyword: Experimental Data
  • Keyword: Photoluminescence
  • Keyword: Thin Films
  • Keyword: Synthesis
  • Keyword: Electrical Properties


  • Conference: 1997 fall meeting of the Materials Research Society, Boston, MA (United States), 1-5 Dec 1997


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: DE98004389
  • Report No.: LA-UR--97-4930
  • Report No.: CONF-971201--
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/658146
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 658146
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc706283


  • Display Note: OSTI as DE98004389