Polymerization of pentadecylaniline by Langmuir-Blodgett techniques

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Recently there has been considerable interest in forming well defined layered structure polymers by the Langmuir Blodgett (LB) technique which show non-linear optical response or electrical conductivity. In this study we report for the first time the formation of poly(2-alkylanilines by polymerization of a stable monolayer of the monomer at an air/(water + sulfuric acid) interface. The interest in forming such polymers at a monolayer is twofold: first it is expected that the structure (and hence properties) formed will be extremely anisotropic, second it is expected that we may be able to form higher molecular weight and better ordered structures by this method.

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American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry

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