3,4-Dimethoxypyrrole: Monomer synthesis and conducting polymer formation

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  • Prof. Andreas Merz,

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    1. Institut für Organische Chemie der Universitat Universitatsstrasse 31, W-8400 Regensburg (FRG)
    • Institut für Organische Chemie der Universitat Universitatsstrasse 31, W-8400 Regensburg (FRG)
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  • Dr. Roland Scnwarz,

    1. Institut für Organische Chemie der Universitat Universitatsstrasse 31, W-8400 Regensburg (FRG)
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  • Roland Schropp

    1. Institut für Organische Chemie der Universitat Universitatsstrasse 31, W-8400 Regensburg (FRG)
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  • This work was supported by the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie. [AMC 156]

Abstract

Processible conducting polymers based on 3, 4-substituted polythiophenes have been known for some time. Here, the synthesis and polymerization of an analogue to the thiophenes, the dialkoxypyrrole monomer shown in the figure, are reported. The polymer formed exhibits a relatively high conductivity pointing to a regular, possibly coiled structure.

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