The Fourth Edition of the Handbook of Conducting Polymers, Two-Volume Set continues to be the definitive resource on the topic of conducting polymers. Completely updated with an extensive list of authors that draws on past and new contributors, the book takes into account the significant developments both in fundamental understanding and applications since publication of the previous edition.
One of two volumes comprising the comprehensive Handbook, Conjugated Polymers: Perspective, Theory, and New Materials features new chapters on the fundamental theory and new materials involved in conducting polymers. It discusses the history of physics and chemistry of these materials and the theory behind them. Finally, it details polymer and materials chemistry including such topics as conjugated block copolymers, metal-containing conjugated polymers, and continuous flow processing.
Aimed at researchers, advanced students, and industry professionals working in materials science and engineering, this book covers fundamentals, recent progress, and new materials involved in conducting polymers and includes a wide-ranging listing of comprehensive chapters authored by an international team of experts.
Perspective and Overview. History of CPs and the HBCP. Perspective on the CP Physics. Perspective on the CP Chemistry. Theory of Conjugated Polymers. Polymer and Materials Chemistry. Polyacetylenes. Conjugated Ladder Polymers. Polythiophenes. Conjugated Polyelectrolytes. Donor Acceptor Polymers. Direct Arylation. Vapor Phase Polymerization. Conjugated Block Copolymers. Selenophenes, Tellurophenes, etc. Continuous Flow Processing. Metal Containing Conjugated Polymers. Boron Containing Conjugated Polymers. Conjugated Oligomers. n-Type Conjugated Polymers. Photorefractive Polymers.