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Synthesis of electrically conducting organic polymers: halogen derivatives of polyacetylene, (CH)x

Abstract

When silvery films of the semiconducting polymer, trans‘polyacetylene’, (CH)x, are exposed to chlorine, bromine, or iodine vapour, uptake of halogen occurs, and the conductivity increases markedly (over seven orders of magnitude in the case of iodine) to give, depending on the extent of halogenation, silvery or silvery-black films, some of which have a remarkably high conductivity at room temperature.

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Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C39770000578
Citation: J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 1977, 578-580
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    Synthesis of electrically conducting organic polymers: halogen derivatives of polyacetylene, (CH)x

    H. Shirakawa, E. J. Louis, A. G. MacDiarmid, C. K. Chiang and A. J. Heeger, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 1977, 578
    DOI: 10.1039/C39770000578

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