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World Journal of Chemical Education. 2019, 7(2), 166-171
DOI: 10.12691/wjce-7-2-16
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Teaching Organic Electronics - Part II: Quick & Easy Synthesis of the (Semi-)Conductive Polymer PEDOT: PSS in a Snap-Cap Vial

Amitabh Banerji1, , Stephan Kirchmeyer2, Klaus Meerholz2, 3 and Fabian Scharinger1

1Institute of Chemistry Education, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany

2COPT Center, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany

3Department of Chemistry, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany

Pub. Date: April 11, 2019

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Amitabh Banerji, Stephan Kirchmeyer, Klaus Meerholz and Fabian Scharinger. Teaching Organic Electronics - Part II: Quick & Easy Synthesis of the (Semi-)Conductive Polymer PEDOT: PSS in a Snap-Cap Vial. World Journal of Chemical Education. 2019; 7(2):166-171. doi: 10.12691/wjce-7-2-16


Organic Electronics is an interdisciplinary and cutting-edge research field leading to innovative applications and products like ultra-thin and high-efficient organic LED displays, light-weight and transparent organic solar cells or printed organic field-effect transistors (to name only few). The core functional materials in such devices are organic (semi-)conductors like conjugated polymers, oligomers or small molecules. As a sequel to our former contribution in the World Journal of Chemical Education (Vol 6, No. 1), we present in this paper a hands-on, quick and easy experiment for the synthesis of the (semi-)conductive polymer PEDOT:PSS. This experiment can be integrated into laboratory trainings and enriches the portfolio for teachers and lab-instructors dealing with organic electronics.

PEDOT:PSS OLED conjugated polymers organic semiconductors future technology

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