|Title||Metal-containing conjugated oligo- and polythiophenes|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2004|
|Authors||Moorlag, C, Clot, O, Zhu, YB, Wolf, MO|
Conjugated polymers containing metal groups are an important class of new materials that may find application as sensors, non-linear optical materials and in molecular electronics. Polythiophenes are an extensively studied class of conjugated polymers, that can be easily modified synthetically, and may be prepared using a variety of methods. Metal groups pendant to polythiophene backbones modulate the electronic, optical and redox properties of the conjugated backbone and can introduce novel structural motifs to these materials. Functionalization of oligo- and polythiophenes by Fe, Pd and Ru containing groups is discussed, along with the properties of some of these materials.