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Conducting polymers—materials of commerce

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  • Dr. Joel S. Miller

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    1. Central Research and Development (Contribution #6483) Experimental Station, DuPont Wilmington, DE 19880-0238 (USA)
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    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 (USA)
    • Central Research and Development (Contribution #6483) Experimental Station, DuPont Wilmington, DE 19880-0238 (USA)
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  • The author gratefully acknowledges the extremely helpful discussions with and information supplied by Marie Angelopoulos, Ray H. Baughman, Hartmut Bleier, Arno Böhm, Burkhard Bressel, Arthur J. Epstein, Eugène Geniès, Dennis Kennedy, K.-H. Kochem, Hans H. Kuhn, Alan G. MacDiarmid, Akira Miyake, Herbert Naarmann, Akira Ohtani, Duward Shriver, Siegmar Roth, Wolfgang Sauerer, Lawrence Shacklette, Joseph Swift, Y Taketani, and Bernhard Wesseling. For Part VI see Adv. Mater.1992, 4, 435.

Abstract

Are conducting polymers commercially viable? In the first part of a two-part article the attributes of conducting polymers which make them attractive for the development of new products are reviewed. In the second part (next month) products based on conducting polymers will be discussed in detail.

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