Properties of one-step synthesized Pt nanoparticle-doped poly(3,4-ethylenedioxy thiophen):poly(styrenesulfonate) hybrid films

Seok Joo Wang, Hyung Ho Park

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Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(4-styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) thin films incorporating Pt nanoparticles were synthesized by a simple method using H2PtCl6· xH2O. The surface morphology, chain structure, bonding states, and electronic structure of the films were investigated. Unusual formation of a PEDOT-rich surface was accompanied with interactions between PEDOT:PSS and Pt nanoparticles due to agglomeration of PEDOT:PSS around Pt nanoparticles and destabilization of chain conformation. High doping of the PEDOT moiety occurred during the reduction of H 2PtCl6·xH2O so that an increased work function and a decreased energy gap between the edge of the highest occupied molecular orbital and the Fermi level were observed. Intermediate products including chlorine and [PtCl6]-, and the ionic nature of the Pt nanoparticles were responsible for the resultant properties of Pt-PEDOT:PSS. Products generated during the formation of Pt nanoparticles served as a third anionic dopant like PSS and as an inhibitor of segregation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7185-7190
Number of pages6
JournalThin Solid Films
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Oct 1

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Funding Information:
This research was supported by the Nano R&D program through the National Research Foundation of Korea funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology ( 2009-0082604 ). The experiments at PLS were supported in part by MEST and POSTECH.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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