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Scientific importance, properties and growing applications of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)

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This article summarises the industrial applications of poly-(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDT, PEDOT). The basic chemical and physical properties of PEDT are discussed to outline the fundamentals which lead to PEDT as a highly valuable electric and electronic material. PEDT applications are reviewed depending on the two different ways of preparation: in situ polymerisation of the monomer, usually carried out by the user, and applying the prefabricated polymer in the form of its water-based complex with poly(styrene sulfonic acid). Several applications like antistatic coatings, cathodes in capacitors, through-hole plating, OLED's, OFET's, photovoltaics, and electrochromic applications are discussed in detail.

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The article was received on 24 Nov 2004, accepted on 28 Jan 2005 and first published on 14 Feb 2005


Article type: Application
DOI: 10.1039/B417803N
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2005,15, 2077-2088
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    Scientific importance, properties and growing applications of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)

    S. Kirchmeyer and K. Reuter, J. Mater. Chem., 2005, 15, 2077
    DOI: 10.1039/B417803N

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