Processable conducting poly(3-alkylthiophenes)

Göran Gustafsson, Olle Inganäs, William Salaneck, Jukka Laakso, M. Loponen, Tapani Taka, Jan-Erik Österholm, Henrik Stubb, T. Hjertberg

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The poly(3-alkylthiophenes) represent a new generation of conducting polymers, that exhibit both solution and melt processability. These properties open new possibilities for the utilization of conducting polymers in practical applications. Furthermore, the solubility of these polymers enables the characterization of the physical and chemical structure in greater detail than hitherto have been possible. In this chapter we give a brief review of the synthetic routes to the poly(3-alkylthiophenes) as well as an overview of some of the recent results on the physical and chemical characterization of this class of materials. In this overview we include results on stability properties, transport properties, thermo- and solvatochromism. We also discuss some aspects of the utilization of the poly(3-alkylthiophenes) in applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConjugated polymers
Subtitle of host publicationThe Novel Science and Technology of Highly Conducting and Nonlinear Optically Active Materials
EditorsJ.L. Brédas, R. Silbey
Place of PublicationDordrecht
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
ISBN (Electronic)978-94-011-3476-7
ISBN (Print)978-94-010-5536-9
Publication statusPublished - 1991
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book


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