L. G. acknowledges the Institute for the Promotion of Innovation by Sciences and Technology in Flanders (IWT), and Agfa-Gevaert N.V. (Mortsel, Belgium) for financial support. J.thinsp;R. R. acknowledges the AFOSR and ARO for funding programs related to these materials, and Auni Argun for assistance.
Electrochemistry of Poly(3,4-alkylenedioxythiophene) Derivatives†
Article first published online: 2 JUN 2003
Copyright © 2003 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 15, Issue 11, pages 855–879, June, 2003
How to Cite
Groenendaal, L., Zotti, G., Aubert, P.-H., Waybright, S.M. and Reynolds, J.R. (2003), Electrochemistry of Poly(3,4-alkylenedioxythiophene) Derivatives. Adv. Mater., 15: 855–879. doi: 10.1002/adma.200300376
- Issue published online: 2 JUN 2003
- Article first published online: 2 JUN 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 9 JAN 2003
- Manuscript Received: 27 DEC 2002
- Chemical sensors;
- Electrochemical synthesis;
- Optical properties;
- Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT);
An overview of the electrochemistry of poly(3,4-alkylenedioxythiophene)s (PXDOTs) is presented. As a class of conducting and electroactive polymers that can exhibit high and quite stable conductivities, a high degree of optical transparency as a conductor, and the ability to be rapidly switched between conducting doped and insulating neutral states, PXDOTs have attracted attention across academia and industry. Numerous fundamental aspects are addressed here in detail, ranging from the electrochemical synthesis of PXDOTs, a variety of in-situ characterization techniques, the broad array of properties accessible, and morphological aspects. Finally, two electrochemically-driven applications, specifically electrochromism and chemical sensors of PXDOTs are discussed.