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Conjugated Polymers

Conjugated Polymers

Klaus Müllen | John R Reynolds | Toshio Masuda


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Conjugated polymers are gaining a lot of interest due to their inherent functional properties and applications in plastic electronics. Their characteristic charge transporting and conducting properties produces features including coloration, photoluminescence, electroluminescence, photoconductivity, and electrochromism. In order to develop new functional polymers, researchers need the background information on the synthesis of the different polymer systems.

Conjugated Polymers focuses on the practical preparation of conjugated polymers with each chapter discussing a particular type of conjugated polymer including a general explanation of the polymer, experimental details for synthesis and characterization.

Edited by world leading experts in the field of conjugated polymer synthesis, the book serves as a convenient guide for advanced undergraduate level and above.

Toshio Masuda is currently Professor at the Fukui University of Technology and Professor Emeritus of Kyoto University. His research interests include substituted polyacetylenes, transition metal catalyzed polymerization, gas separation membranes, and polymeric functional materials. He is an associate editor of POLYMER published by Elsevier. He has published about 450 original papers and has received important awards including The Society of Polymer Science, Japan (SPSJ) Award for Outstanding Achievement in Polymer Science and Technology, 2008.

Prof. Dr. Klaus Müllen joined the Max Planck Society in 1989 as one of the directors of the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research. He has published over 1,500 papers and received numerous awards. He has recently received the BASF-Award for Organic Electronics, Franco-German Award of the Société Chimique de France and the Adolf-von-Baeyer-Medal, GDCh. His research interests include graphenes and carbon materials, new polymer-forming reactions including methods of organometallic chemistry and molecular materials with liquid crystalline properties for electronic and optoelectronic devices.

John R. Reynolds is currently Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Materials Science & Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research encompasses the various aspects of the chemistry and materials science of electroactive and conducting polymers. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed scientific papers and served as co-editor of the Handbook of Conducting Polymers.