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Patterning of Polymers on a Substrate via Ink-Jet Printing of a Coordination Polymerization Catalyst

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  • Johannes Huber,

    1. Chair of Chemical Materials Science Department of Chemistry University of Konstanz Universitätsstr. 10, 78457 Konstanz (Germany)
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  • Abderramane Amgoune,

    1. Chair of Chemical Materials Science Department of Chemistry University of Konstanz Universitätsstr. 10, 78457 Konstanz (Germany)
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  • Stefan Mecking

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    1. Chair of Chemical Materials Science Department of Chemistry University of Konstanz Universitätsstr. 10, 78457 Konstanz (Germany)
    • Chair of Chemical Materials Science Department of Chemistry University of Konstanz Universitätsstr. 10, 78457 Konstanz (Germany).
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  • A. A. thanks the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation for a research fellowship. S. M. is indebted to the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie. We thank Christine Beierlein (Freiburg) for IR analyses. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the authors.

Abstract

Laterally structured polymer patterns are prepared by ink-jet printing of a coordination polymerization catalyst. This enables the direct preparation of patterns of polyacetylene, as an example of an insoluble, intractable and, thus, difficult-to-process polymer. Circuit paths are prepared on flexible substrates, exemplified by a functioning 4 × 4 calculator keypad.

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