Chapter 18. Nanostructured Conductive Polymers as Biomaterials

  1. Ali Eftekhari
  1. Rylie A. Green,
  2. Sungchul Baek,
  3. Nigel H. Lovell and
  4. Laura A. Poole-Warren

Published Online: 6 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470661338.ch18

Nanostructured Conductive Polymers

Nanostructured Conductive Polymers

How to Cite

Green, R. A., Baek, S., Lovell, N. H. and Poole-Warren, L. A. (2010) Nanostructured Conductive Polymers as Biomaterials, in Nanostructured Conductive Polymers (ed A. Eftekhari), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470661338.ch18

Editor Information

  1. Department of Chemistry, Ohio Institute of Technology, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Author Information

  1. Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470745854

Online ISBN: 9780470661338



  • nanostructured conductive polymers - as biomaterials;
  • conductive polymers (CPs) - emerging technology in field of biomaterials;
  • biomedical applications for conductive polymers;
  • biological-machine systems integration (BMSI);
  • age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and retinitis pigmentosa (RP);
  • conventional polymerization technique comparison;
  • schematic of three-electrode cell for electrodeposition;
  • chemical synthesis of CP - by oxidative coupling;
  • polymer characterization - good electrical conductivity, physicochemical and mechanical stability and biocompatibility;
  • conducting polymers, alternative to conventional metal biomaterials - in implant applications, requirement for electroactivity


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Biomedical Applications for Conductive Polymers

  • Polymer Design Considerations

  • Fabrication of Nanostructured Conductive Polymers

  • Polymer Characterization

  • Interfacing with Neural Tissue

  • Conclusions

  • References