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On the conjugation length in poly(para-phenylene)-type polymers



The study of well-defined, monodisperse model PPP oligomers (e.g. see Figure) has revealed that, contrary to expectations, the planarization of the π system in these oligomers leads to a decrease in the effective conjugation length. This result has profound influence on the design of conducting organic materials.

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