Conducting Polymers: Synthesis, Properties and Applications


Luiz Carlos Pimentel Almeida (Editor)
University of Campinas – UNICAMP, Cidade Universitária, Campinas-SP, Brazil

Series: Polymer Science and Technology, Materials Science and Technologies
BISAC: TEC021000

This book, written by leading experts of the international scientific community, is divided into 10 chapters and gives a comprehensive review of the important aspects of conducting polymers. Synthetic methodologies of these polymers and their nanocomposites along with their electrical and electrochemical properties are described herein. Application of the conducting polymers for sensors, solar cells and lithium batteries are also presented. The editor and all contributors believe the subjects highlighted are important topics in the field of conducting polymers and make this book a very useful scientific support to a large audience of readers, from students to senior researchers in the academic community and from engineers to business people in different industrial sectors. (Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents

Preface pp. i-vii

Chapter 1. Current Synthetic Methodologies for Semiconducting Polymers
Paulo C. M. L. Miranda, Lindomar A. dos Reis and Jason G. Taylor, Instituto de química, Unicamp, Campinas, SP, Brazil, and others)pp. 1-26

Chapter 2. Binary Conducting Copolymers based on Benzene, Biphenyl, Thiophene and Pyrrole
Johannis Simitzis, Despina Triantou and Spyridon Soulis, National Technical University of Athens, School of Chemical Engineering, Department III “Materials Science and Engineering“, Athens, Greece, and others)pp. 27-52

Chapter 3. Basics and New Insights in the Electrochemistry of Conducting Polymers
(F. Miomandre and P. Audebert, PPSM – CNRS UMR8531 – ENS Cachan, Cachan, France)pp. 53-90

Chapter 4. Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of Conducting Polymers and their Nanocomposites
(Jasper Chiguma, Edwin Johnson, Preya Shah, Jessica Rivera, Natalya Gornopolskaya, Eliud Mushibe and Wayne E. Jones Jr., Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, USA)pp. 91-154

Chapter 5. Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of Conducting Polymer-Clay Nanocomposites
(Gustavo Morari do Nascimento, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Instituto de Ciências Exatas-Departamento de Química, MG-Belo Horizonte, Brazil)pp. 155-178

Chapter 6. Synthesis, Electrical Properties and Applications of Conducting Polymer Nanotubes and Nanofibers
(Yun-Ze Long, Bin Sun, Zhi-Ming Zhang, Hong-Di Zhang and Chang-Zhi Gu, College of Physics Science, Qingdao University, Qingdao, China, and others)pp. 179-200

Chapter 7. Synthesis and Characterization of New Composites Based In Nanowires of Conducting Polymers Included in Nanostructured Hosts
(Marcos B. Gómez Costa, María L. Martínez, Juliana M. Juárez and Oscar A. Anunziata, NANOTEC – Centro de Investigación en Nanociencia Y Nanotecnología Facultad Regional Córdoba, Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Córdoba, Argentina)pp. 201-252

Chapter 8. Functional Conducting Polymers for DNA Sensing
(Chunhua Luo, Yiting Wang, and Hui Peng,Key Laboratory of Polarized Materials and Devices, Ministry of Education, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China, and others)pp. 253-290

Chapter 9. Conducting Polymers in Lithium Batteries
(David Lepage, Christian Kuss and Steen B. Schougaard, Department of Chemistry, University of Quebec at Montreal, Montreal, Qc, Canada)pp. 291-314

Chapter 10. Conducting Organic Polymers in Hybrid, Organic and Dye Sensitized Solar Cells
(Youhai Yu, Gerardo Teran-Escobar, Jose M. Caicedo, Irene Gonzalez-Valls and Monica Lira-Cantu, Centre d’Investigacio en Nanociencia i Nanotecnologia (CIN2, CSIC-ICN), Laboratory of Nanostructured Materials for Photovoltaic Energy, Escola Tecnica Superior d Enginyeria (ETSE), Barcelona, Spain)pp. 315-344

Index pp. 345-358

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