Macromolecular Rapid Communications
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Editor-in-Chief: Kirsten Severing
Online ISSN: 1521-3927
Front Cover: Macromol. Rapid Commun. 16/2004
Front Cover: An image of an optically active poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT*) film prepared by an electrochemical polymerization method in a chiral nematic liquid crystal field is shown. The chiral nematic liquid crystal used here provides a sequential chiral pattern as a molecular mold during the polymerization, and the polymer grows in the three-dimensional chiral field to form a one-handed helical structure. This simple method provides a new technique for preparing chiral conducting films in a thermotropic chiral liquid crystal field.
Further details can be found in the Communication by H. Goto and K. Akagi* on page 1482.