Metallo-Supramolecular Polymers

Synthesis, Properties, and Device Applications

  • Masayoshi¬†Higuchi

Part of the NIMS Monographs book series (NIMSM)

Table of contents

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About this book


This book introduces the synthesis, electrochemical and photochemical properties, and device applications of metallo-supramolecular polymers, new kinds of polymers synthesized by the complexation of metal ions and organic ditopic ligands. Their electrochemical and photochemical properties are also interesting and much different from conventional organic polymers. The properties come from the electronic intra-chain interaction between the metal ions and the ligands in the polymer chain. In this book, for example, the electrochromism that the Fe(II)-based metallo-supramolecular polymer exhibits is described: the blue color of the polymer film disappears by the electrochemical oxidation of Fe(II) ions to Fe(III) and the colorless film becomes blue again by the electrochemical reduction of Fe(III) to Fe(II). The electrochromism is explained by the disappearance/appearance of the metal-to-ligand charge transfer absorption. The electrochromic properties are applicable to display devices such as electronic paper and smart windows.


3D metallo-supramolecular polymers device fabrication electrochromic display electrochromic properties of polymers electrochromism electronic paper hetero-metallo-supramolecular polymers metallo-supramolecular polymer organic ditopic ligands smart window

Authors and affiliations

  • Masayoshi¬†Higuchi
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  1. 1.National Institute for Materials ScienceTsukubaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information National Institute for Materials Science, Japan 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-56889-6
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-56891-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-8891
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-9502
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