Electroactive macromonomers based on pyrrole and thiophene: a versatile route to conducting block and graft polymers

Yagci Y., Toppare L.

POLYMER INTERNATIONAL, vol.52, no.10, pp.1573-1578, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/pi.1341
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1573-1578
  • Keywords: functional polymers, macromonomer, polypyrrole, polythiophene, conducting polymer, block and graft copolymers, COPOLYMERS, POLYPYRROLE, POLYTETRAHYDROFURAN, POLYMERIZATION, POLYSTYRENE, MONOLAYERS, ELECTRODES, FILMS, LIGHT
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The synthesis of block and graft copolymers containing insulating and conducting polypyrrole or polythiophene segments via a two-step procedure is described. Synthetic pathways to prepare pyrrole and thiophene functional macromonomers involving conventional and controlled/living polymerizations such as anionic and cationic ring opening, atom transfer radical polymerization are discussed. The use of these macromonomers in subsequent electrochemical and chemical polymerizations, leading to the formation of copolymers, is presented. (C) 2003 Society of Chemical Industry.