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A merocyanine-based conductive polymer

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We report the first example of a conducting polymer with a merocyanine incorporated into the polymer backbone by electropolymerisation of a spiropyran moiety covalently linked between two alkoxythiophene units. Utilising the known metal coordination capabilities of merocyanines, introduction of cobalt ions into the electropolymerisation led to an enhancement of the conductivity, morphology and optical properties of the polymer films.

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The article was received on 14 Mar 2013, accepted on 17 May 2013 and first published on 20 May 2013

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3TC30479E
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. C, 2013,1, 3913-3916

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    A merocyanine-based conductive polymer

    K. Wagner, M. Zanoni, A. B. S. Elliott, P. Wagner, R. Byrne, L. E. Florea, D. Diamond, K. C. Gordon, G. G. Wallace and D. L. Officer, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2013, 1, 3913
    DOI: 10.1039/C3TC30479E

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