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Polyacetylene

  • Seth C. Rasmussen
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)

Abstract

Although the polymerization of acetylene had been studied since nearly its first isolation and large-scale production, none of the materials produced via these early attempts corresponded to the highly conjugated material that is now known as polyacetylene. The following chapter will present the history of polyacetylene from its initial successful production by Giulio Natta in 1955 through the production of polyacetylene films by Sakuji Ikeda and Hideki Shirakawa in the 1960s.

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  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryNorth Dakota State UniversityFargoUSA

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