Functional thiophene-containing conjugated metallopolymers

Agostino Pietrangelo, Matthew N. Roberts, Mark J. MacLachlan, Michael O. Wolf

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Conjugated polymers containing metal groups are an important class of materials that are being investigated for many applications including as non-linear optical materials, in sensors, and as active materials in solar cells. Hybrid conjugated materials based on oligo- and polythiophenes are of particular interest as modified thiophenes are readily synthetically accessible and there are a range of methods available to prepare polymers from thiophene-based monomers. Metal groups act to modulate the electronic properties of the conjugated backbone and to give access to otherwise inaccessible electronic states. Several recently prepared metal/thiophene hybrid materials from our group will be discussed, including electropolymerized Schiff-base containing polymers of interest for their non-linear optical properties, gold nanoparticle/polythiophene nanocomposites and switchable metallopolymers. The preparation and properties of these new materials will be described, and possible applications discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Chemical Society - 238th National Meeting and Exposition, ACS 2009, Abstracts of Scientific Papers
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event238th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society, ACS 2009 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Aug 16 2009Aug 20 2009

Publication series

NameACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
ISSN (Print)0065-7727


Other238th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society, ACS 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington, DC

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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