Self-Doped Conducting Polymers provides an introduction to conducting polymers in general and self-doped conducting polymers in particular. This is followed by an in depth exploration of the synthesis, properties and utilization of several types of self-doped polymers. Optimization of self-doped polymers is also discussed.
Michael S. Freund is a professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Manitoba (Canada). He was educated at Florida Atlantic University and gained his PhD at the University of Florida. Professor Freund was Director of the Molecular Materials Center at the Beckman Institute of the California Institute of Technology from 1999--2002 and is the author of over 48?papers (including in Angewandte Chemie, Nature and J. Am. Chem. Soc) and has over 18?patents. Dr. Bhavana A. Deore is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Manitoba. She gained her PhD at Pune University (India) in 1998. She was selected for a KOSEF Postdoc. Fellowship IN Korea in 1998 and was a Japan Society for Promotion of Science Post-Doctoral Fellow. Dr. Deore is author of over 25?papers.
1. Introduction. 1.1 Conducting Polymers. 1.2 What Are Self-doped Conducting Polymers? 1.3 Types of Self-doped Polymers. 1.4 Doping Mechanism in Self-doped Polymers. 1.5 Effect of Substituents on Properties of Polymer. 1.6 Applications of Self-doped Polymers. References. 2. Self-doped Derivatives of Polyaniline. 2.0 Introduction. 2.1 Chemical Synthesis of Sulfonic Acid Derivatives. 2.2 Electrochemical Synthesis of Sulfonic Acid Derivatives. 2.3 Enzymatic Synthesis of Sulfonic Acid Derivatives. 2.4 Properties of Sulfonic Acid Derivatives. 2.5 Synthesis and Characterization of Carboxyl Acid Derivatives. 2.6 Synthesis and Characterization of Phosphonic Acid Derivatives. 2.7 Self-doped Polyaniline Nanostructures. References. 3. Boronic acid Substituted Self-doped Polyaniline. 3.1 Introduction. 3.2 Synthesis. 3.3 Properties of Self-doped PABA. 3.4 Self-Cross-Linked Self-doped Polyaniline. 3.5 Applications. References. 4. Self-doped Polythiophenes. 4.1 Sulfonic Acid Derivatives. 4.2 Carboxylate Derivatives. 4.3 Phosphanate Derivatives. References. 5. Miscellaneous Self-doped Polymers. 5.1 Self-doped Sulfonated Polypyrrole. 5.2 Carboxyl Acid Derivative. 5.3 Self-doped Poly(3,6-carbaz-9-yl)propanesulfonate. 5.4 Self-doped Poly(p-phenylenes). 5.5Self-doped Polyphenylenevinylene. 5.6 Self-doped Poly(indole-5-carboxylic acid). 5.7 Self-doped Ionically Conducting Polymers. References.