Angewandte Chemie International Edition
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Cover Picture: Facile Solid-State Synthesis of Highly Conducting Poly(ethylenedioxythiophene) (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 6/2003)
The solid-state synthesis of a conducting polymer was achieved by gentle heating of 2,5-dibromo-3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene, the colorless crystals of which are characterized by intermolecular Br-Br contacts of just 3.45 Å. The bromine-doped black poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) crystals show a high conductivity of 80 S cm−1. Thin films of the conducting polymer can also be easily fabricated. For more information see the communication by Wudl et al. on page 658 ff.