Publication Date

1-1-1988

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Spangler, Charles W.

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Department

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Abstract

The discovery that the electrical conductivity of polyacetylene could be increased dramatically upon oxidative or reductive "doping" with iodine or AsF₅ caused a rapid growth in the conducting polymer field that is still ongoing today. One of the biggest problems a chemist studying conducting polymers faces is the insolubility of the materials being studied. Much work has been done, therefore, to develop soluble polymer precursors or oligomers to serve as models for conducting polymers. Current studies in our laboratory have involved the synthesis and the oxidative doping of one such system, namely α,ω-dithienylpolyenes.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

11 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

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