Poly[3-3’(vinylcarbazole)] (PVK) was synthetized with N-vinylcarbazole as monomer by oxidative polymerization with ferric chloride. The resulting polymer was then deposited on various solid supports by using Langmuir–Schaefer (LS) method. The pressure–area isotherm of PVK revealed the possibility of compact monolayer formation at air–water interface. Different layers of PVK were doped with iodine vapours. Both scanning probe microscopy and optical microscopy images indicated a good uniformity of the films. The morphology and the thickness of PVK films were investigated using atomic force microscopy. The voltammetric investigation of I2 doped PVK showed a distinctive electrochemical behaviour. The photoinduced charge transfer across a donor/acceptor (D/A) hybrid interface provided an effective method to study the photoelectrochemical properties of the composite LS films.
BERTONCELLO P., NOTARGIACOMO ANDREA, & NICOLINI C. (2004). Synthesis, fabrication and characterizatoin of poly[3-3'(vinylcarbazole)] (PVK) Langmuir-Schaefer films. POLYMER, 45, 1659-1664.