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Volume 27, Issue 4, Pages 229-236
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08827510310001648852

Evidence of the Intercalative Redox Polymerization of Ehylenedioxythiophene into V2O5 ; Achievement of Highly Conducting Poly(3,4-Ethylenedioxythiophene)/V2O5 Nanohybrids

1Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Government of India, Panchawati, Off-Pashan Road, Pune 411008, India
2Institut de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Bordeaux du CNRS, 87 av. A. Schweitzer, Pessac Cedex 33608, France
3Department of Applied Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences, Konkuk University Chungju Campus, Chungju Chungbuk 380-701, Korea

Received 19 September 2003; Revised 14 November 2003

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Abstract

We have established a novel method of inserting poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) between the layers of V2O5 using a soft process of intercalation. The reaction takes place with the in situ polymerization of EDOT within the framework of crystalline V2O5 with different nominal EDOT/V2O5 ratios. The hybrids PEDOT/V2O5 exhibit a high electrical conductivity