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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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14 Mar 2013
17 May 2013
First published
20 May 2013

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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