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Infrared Photoacoustic Spectroscopy of Conducting Polymers III. Polyparaphenylene and its Derivatives

Volume 38, Number 1 (Feb. 1984) Page 7-11

Yaniger, Stuart I.; Rose, David J.; McKenna, William P.; Eyring, Edward M.


Fourier Transform Infrared Photoacoustic (FT-IR/PA) spectroscopy provides a means to obtain high quality spectra of polyparaphenylene (PPP), an organic semiconductor. Spectra of PPP prepared by two different methods, heavily n-doped PPP, and a new organometallic derivative, PPP(Mo(CO)3)0.25 are presented. Spectral acquisition times for these polymers can be as low as one minute.