Polythiophenes Functionalized with Redoxactive Groups

  • P. Bäuerle
  • K.-U. Gaudl
  • G. Götz
Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 107)


A series of functionalized alkyl(oligo)thiophenes bearing covalently linked donor and acceptor groups were synthesized. Their electrochemical polymerization led to various new conducting polymers which besides their electrical conductivity incorporate the specific redoxactivity of viologen-, ferrocene-, quinone- and metal-complexed 2,2’-bipyridine groups. Unexpected effects concerning the interplay of the functional group and the polymeric backbone were observed and rationalized.


Conducting Polymer Polymeric Backbone Poly Thiophene Acceptor Group Reversible Redox 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Bäuerle
    • 1
  • K.-U. Gaudl
    • 1
  • G. Götz
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Organische Chemie und Isotopenforschung derUniversität StuttgartStuttgart 80Germany

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