Nano Perspectives

Nanoscale Research Letters

, Volume 2, Issue 11, pp 546-549

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Chemical Synthesis of PEDOT–Au Nanocomposite

  • S. Vinod SelvaganeshAffiliated withElectrodics and Electrocatalysis Division, Central Electrochemical Research Institute
  • , J. MathiyarasuAffiliated withElectrodics and Electrocatalysis Division, Central Electrochemical Research Institute Email author 
  • , K. L. N. PhaniAffiliated withElectrodics and Electrocatalysis Division, Central Electrochemical Research Institute
  • , V. YegnaramanAffiliated withElectrodics and Electrocatalysis Division, Central Electrochemical Research Institute

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Composites Chemical synthesis X-ray diffraction Infrared spectroscopy Raman spectroscopy