Laser Desorption/Fourier Transform Mass Spectral Analysis of Various Conducting Polymers
Laser desorption/Fourier transform mass spectrometry provides very detailed characterization of conjugated aromatic ‘conducting’ polymers that cannot be obtained by other currently available techniques. The technique shows that many of the synthetic routes to these materials yield complex mixtures of dissimilar oligomers. Thus, it is not appropriate at present to attribute electrical conductivities to distinct, individual polymers. The intent of this paper is to present an introductory description of this analytical technique and to give examples of the experimental results that can be expected with intractable aromatic polymers which become electrically conductive upon doping.
Brown, Charles Eric; Kovacic, Peter; Wilkie, Charles A.; Cody, Robert B.; Hein, R. E.; and Kinsinger, James A., "Laser Desorption/Fourier Transform Mass Spectral Analysis of Various Conducting Polymers" (1986). Chemistry Faculty Research and Publications. 944.