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Electrochromism-driven linearly and circularly polarised dichroism of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) derivatives with chirality and liquid crystallinity

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Abstract

This review presents recent advances in the synthesis, electrochemical properties, and optical functions of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) derivatives embodying chirality and liquid crystallinity. Various methods for preparing the optically active and liquid crystalline (LC) PEDOT derivatives, such as (i) the introduction of chiral substituents into polymer side chains, (ii) chemical or electrochemical polymerisation by using lipid assemblies as templates, (iii) electrochemical polymerisation in asymmetric LC reaction fields, and (iv) the addition of a chiral dopant to LC-PEDOT derivatives, are discussed. Throughout the review, linearly and/or circularly dichroic electrochromism, hierarchically controlled spiral structure, and aligned morphology are demonstrated to be promising for the development of multifunctional PEDOT derivatives.

Graphical abstract: Electrochromism-driven linearly and circularly polarised dichroism of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) derivatives with chirality and liquid crystallinity

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The article was received on 30 Sep 2012, accepted on 07 Dec 2012 and first published on 10 Dec 2012


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC37116B
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 1883-1890
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    Electrochromism-driven linearly and circularly polarised dichroism of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) derivatives with chirality and liquid crystallinity

    S. Matsushita, Y. S. Jeong and K. Akagi, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 1883
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CC37116B

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