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Durham University

Department of Chemistry

Publication details for Prof. Ritu Kataky

Sulaiman, Y. & Kataky, R. (2012). Chiral acid selectivity displayed by PEDOT electropolymerised in presence of chiral molecules. Analyst 137(10): 2386-2393.

Author(s) from Durham


Chiral conducting polymers prepared by electropolymerising PEDOT in the presence of chiral anions such as hyaluronic acid and anionic collagen or in a chiral nematic phase (hydroxypropyl cellulose, HPC) show excellent chiral acid recognition. This paper demonstrates the enantioselective recognition and transfer of protonated mandelic acid and protons using chiral PEDOTs. Discrimination between (R)-(−)- and (S)-(+)-mandelic acid was observed using cyclic voltammetry and square-wave voltammetry.