Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 54 Issue 37

Editor: Peter Gölitz, Deputy Editors: Neville Compton, Haymo Ross

Online ISSN: 1521-3773

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemPlusChem, Zeitschrift für Chemie

Cover Picture: Facile Solid-State Synthesis of Highly Conducting Poly(ethylenedioxythiophene) (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 6/2003)

42_06/2003The 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.

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