Chemical Synthesis of PEDOT–Au Nanocomposite
Electrodics and Electrocatalysis Division, Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi, 630 006, India
Nanoscale Research Letters 2007, 2:546-549 doi:10.1007/s11671-007-9100-6Published: 25 October 2007
In this work, gold-incorporated polyethylenedioxythiophene nanocomposite material has been synthesized chemically, employing reverse emulsion polymerization method. Infrared and Raman spectroscopic studies revealed that the polymerization of ethylenedioxythiophene leads to the formation of polymer polyethylenedioxythiophene incorporating gold nanoparticles. Scanning electron microscope studies showed the formation of polymer nanorods of 50–100 nm diameter and the X-ray diffraction analysis clearly indicates the presence of gold nanoparticles of 50 nm in size.