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Metal-containing Polymers via Electropolymerization

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  • Christian Friebe,

    1. Laboratory of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry (IOMC), Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Humboldtstr. 10, 07743 Jena, Germany
    2. Jena Center for Soft Matter (JCSM), Humboldtstr. 10, 07743 Jena, Germany
    3. Dutch Polymer Institute (DPI), P.O. Box 902, 5600 AX Eindhoven, Netherlands
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  • Martin D. Hager,

    1. Laboratory of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry (IOMC), Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Humboldtstr. 10, 07743 Jena, Germany
    2. Jena Center for Soft Matter (JCSM), Humboldtstr. 10, 07743 Jena, Germany
    3. Dutch Polymer Institute (DPI), P.O. Box 902, 5600 AX Eindhoven, Netherlands
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  • Andreas Winter,

    1. Laboratory of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry (IOMC), Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Humboldtstr. 10, 07743 Jena, Germany
    2. Jena Center for Soft Matter (JCSM), Humboldtstr. 10, 07743 Jena, Germany
    3. Dutch Polymer Institute (DPI), P.O. Box 902, 5600 AX Eindhoven, Netherlands
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  • Ulrich S. Schubert

    Corresponding author
    1. Laboratory of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry (IOMC), Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Humboldtstr. 10, 07743 Jena, Germany
    2. Jena Center for Soft Matter (JCSM), Humboldtstr. 10, 07743 Jena, Germany
    3. Dutch Polymer Institute (DPI), P.O. Box 902, 5600 AX Eindhoven, Netherlands
    • Laboratory of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry (IOMC), Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Humboldtstr. 10, 07743 Jena, Germany.

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Abstract

Electropolymerization represents a suitable and well-established approach for the assembly of polymer structures, in particular with regard to the formation of thin, insoluble films. Utilization of monomers that are functionalized with metal complex units allows the combination of structural and functional benefits of polymers and metal moieties. Since a broad range of both electropolymerizable monomers and metal complexes are available, various structures and, thus, applications are possible. Recent developments in the field of synthesis and potential applications of metal-functionalized polymers obtained via electropolymerization are presented, highlighting the significant advances in this field of research.

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