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A merocyanine-based conductive polymer
Australian Institute for Innovative Materials - Papers
  • Klaudia K Wagner, University of Wollongong
  • Michele Zanoni, Dublin City University
  • Anastasia Elliott, University of Otago
  • Pawel W Wagner, University of Wollongong
  • Robert P Byrne, University of Wollongong
  • Larisa Florea, Dublin City University
  • Dermot Diamond, Dublin City University
  • Keith Gordon, University of Otago
  • Gordon G Wallace, University of Wollongong
  • David L Officer, University of Wollongong
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Wagner, K. K., Zanoni, M., Elliott, A., Wagner, P. W., Byrne, R., Florea, L., Diamond, D., Gordon, K., Wallace, G. G. & Officer, D. L. (2013). A merocyanine-based conductive polymer. Journal Of Materials Chemistry C, 1 (25), 3913-3916.


We report the first example of a conducting polymer with a merocyanine incorporated into the polymer backbone by electropolymerisation of a spiropyran moiety covalently linked between two alkoxythiophene units. Utilising the known metal coordination capabilities of merocyanines, introduction of cobalt ions into the electropolymerisation led to an enhancement of the conductivity, morphology and optical properties of the polymer films.

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Klaudia K Wagner, Michele Zanoni, Anastasia Elliott, Pawel W Wagner, et al.. "A merocyanine-based conductive polymer" (2013)
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