Synthesis and properties of semiconducting aromatic polyquinonediimines

A. Everaerts, Sue Roberts, H. K. Hall

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A new class of poly‐conjugated polymers has been obtained by condensation of anthraquinones with aromatic diamines in polyphosphoric acid. The polymers are black, intractable powders. Toward obtaining tractable materials, the effect of monomer structure on polymer tractability has been studied. Copolymerizations were also carried out to “soften” these materials. Electrical conductivities in the semiconducting range, 10−4‐ 10−8 (ohm cm)−1 were observed. Doping with iodine showed small increases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1703-1716
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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