Laslau, C., Henderson, W., Zujovic, Z.D. & Travas-Sejdic, J. (2010). Phosphine functionalized polyaniline nanostructures. Synthetic Metals, 160(11-12), 1173-1178.
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We study the problem of limited functionalization options for polyaniline through the surface attachment of phosphine coupling reagents. These studied linkers are P(CH₂OH)₃ and Ph₂PCH₂OH, and are attached to both conventional and nanostructured polyaniline. Additionally, model compounds are considered, extending the scope of our analysis. The successful attachment results indicate the potential for further functionalization, using the hydroxymethyl terminal groups of the phosphines for primary and secondary amine chemistry. These results should enable the development of sensitive and molecule-specific polyaniline-based devices.