Electronic Structure of the Insulating Forms of Polyaniline

  • B. Thémans
  • J. M. André
  • J. L. Brédas
Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 63)


We present the results of preliminary band-structure calculations on two insulating forms of polyaniline. These are the so-called form 1A (where A stands for amine and 1 denotes a reduced species): [-phenyl-NH-]x, and the so-called form 2A (where 2 denotes an oxidized species):[-phenyl-N=quinoid=N-]x Although known for a long time, polyaniline has been recently the focus of renewed interest because of its potential as a conducting polymer [1–3]. The ways of obtaining the different polyaniline forms are sketched below:


Ionization Potential Electron Affinity Quinoid Ring Chain Geometry Occupied Band 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Thémans
    • 1
  • J. M. André
    • 1
  • J. L. Brédas
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Chimie Théorique AppliquéeFacultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la PaixNamurBelgium

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