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Conjugated Polymers

Theory, Synthesis, Properties, and Characterization, 3rd Edition

Edited by Terje A. Skotheim, John Reynolds

CRC Press

1,024 pages | 5 Color Illus. | 824 B/W Illus.

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Many significant fundamental concepts and practical applications have developed since the publication of the best-selling second edition of the Handbook of Conducting Polymers. Now divided into two books, the third edition continues to retain the excellent expertise of the editors and world-renowned contributors while providing superior coverage of recent advances in the chemistry, physics, and materials science of conjugated and conducting organic polymers.

Conjugated Polymers: Theory, Synthesis, Properties, and Characterization, the first volume in the set, focuses on the theories, synthetic methods, and basic physical aspects needed to understand the behavior and performance of conjugated polymers. The book initially examines the theories behind p-conjugated materials and electron-lattice dynamics in organic systems. Subsequent chapters detail synthesis methods and electrical and physical properties of the full family of conducting polymers, including polyacetylenes, polyanilines, poly(arylene vinylenes), poly(arylene ethynylenes), and polyheterocycles.

Featuring topics central to the science and technology of conducting polymers, this book offers easy access to up-to-date information and provides the basis for the second installment in the set.


"Rich and lavish praises have been showered on the previous editions and the present edition shall continue as fascinatingly splendid and authoritative volumes rich with data, information, numerous equations, tables, and both black and white and color figures, interpretation, and inspiration. A beautifully presented handbook and a pleasure to read and consult on the most active and visible researches in the field of conjugated and conducting polymers."

– In Current Engineering Practice, 2007

"Material scientists, chemists, or educators, working in the field of conducting polymers will find these books to be a very informative, convenient reference source that will be useful in your research."

– In IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, May/June 2008, Vol. 24, No. 3

Table of Contents


On the Transport, Optical, and Self-Assembly Properties of p-Conjugated Materials: A Combined Theoretical/Experimental Insight

David Beljonne, Jérôme Cornil, Veaceslav Coropceanu,

Demetrio A. da Silva Filho, Victor Geskin, Roberto Lazzaroni,

Philippe Leclère, and Jean-Luc Brédas

Theoretical Studies of Electron-Lattice Dynamics in Organic System

Sven Stafström


Helical Polyacetylene Synthesized in Chiral Nematic Liquid Crystal

Kazuo Akagi

Synthesis and Properties of Poly(arylene vinylene)s

Andrew C. Grimsdale and Andrew B. Holmes

Blue-Emitting Poly(para-Phenylene)-Type Polymers

Emil Joachim Wolfgang List and Ullrich Scherf

Poly(paraPhenyleneethynylene)s and Poly(aryleneethynylene)s: Materials with a Bright Future

Uwe H.F. Bunz

Polyaniline Nanofibers: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications

Jiaxing Huang and Richard B. Kaner

Recent Advances in Polypyrrole

Seung Hyun Cho, Ki Tae Song, and Jun Young Lee

Regioregular Polythiophenes

Malika Jeffries-El and Richard D. McCullough

Poly(3,4-Ethylenedioxythiophene)-Scientific Importance, Remarkable Properties, and Applications

Stephan Kirchmeyer, Knud Reuter, and Jill C. Simpson

Thienothiophenes: From Monomers to Polymers

Gregory A. Sotzing, Venkataramanan Seshadri, and Francis J. Waller

Low Bandgap Conducting Polymers

Seth C. Rasmussen and Martin Pomerantz

Advanced Functional Polythiophenes Based on Tailored Precursors

Philippe Blanchard, Philippe Leriche, Pierre Frère, and Jean Roncali

Structure-Property Relationships and Applications of Conjugated


Kirk S. Schanze and Xiaoyong Zhao


Insulator-Metal Transition and Metallic State in Conducting Polymers

Arthur J. Epstein

One-Dimensional Charge Transport in Conducting Polymer Nanofibers

A.N. Aleshin and Y.W. Park

Structure Studies of p- and s-Conjugated Polymers

Michael J. Winokur

Electrochemistry of Conducting Polymers

P. Audebert and Fabien Miomandre

Internal Fields and Electrode Interfaces in Organic Semiconductor Devices: Noninvasive Investigations via Electroabsorption

Thomas M. Brown and Franco Cacialli

Electrochromism of Conjugated Conducting Polymers

Aubrey L. Dyer and John R. Reynolds

Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Conjugated Polymers

M.P. de Jong, G. Greczynski, W. Osikowicz, R. Friedlein, X. Crispin, M. Fahlman, and W.R. Salaneck

Ultrafast Electron Dynamics and Laser Action in p-Conjugated Semiconductors

Z. Valy Vardeny and O. Korovyanko

About the Series

Handbook of Conducting Polymers, Fourth Edition

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TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Textiles & Polymers