Functionalization of boron nitride nanosheets (BNNSs) by organic polymers: formation of substituted polythiophene–BNNS structures

Christopher Petrelli, Alan Goos, Karin Ruhlandt, James T Spencer

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

Abstract

Recent experiments with hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) have shown the successful covalent and non-covalent functionalization of these boron nitride nanostructures, especially nanosheets (BNNS). This paper explores the synthesis of several thiophene-based polymers with conjugated pendant groups and their reactions with BNNSs. Specifically, two phenyl carboxylic acid functionalized polythiophene polymers, poly[3-(4-methoxycarbonylphenyl)thiophene] and poly[3-(4-benzoic acid)thiophene], have been prepared and reacted with exfoliated BNNSs. The resulting complexes between the conjugated polythiophene polymers and the BNNS are reported and characterized by their reaggregation stability and by spectroscopic methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4952-4962
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Volume51
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Functionalization of boron nitride nanosheets (BNNSs) by organic polymers: formation of substituted polythiophene–BNNS structures'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this