In a recent issue, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics published a special section on conducting polymeric materials guest-edited by Søren Hvilsted.
“Already in 2000 Alan Heeger, Alan MacDiarmid, and Hideki Shirakawa were awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry “for the discovery and development of conductive polymers”. Since then the conducting polymer field has expanded and the concepts presently find applications in various areas and devices, where the conducting material properties are imperative parts of the device.” writes Søren in his Editorial. “This collection of timely contributions covers broadly from more fundamental elaborations over genuine research to applications.”
Contributions to the conducting polymeric materials special section include:
Aqueous Photoelectrochemical Reduction of Anthraquinone Disulfonate at Organic Polymer Films by Steven Holdcroft et al.
Tuning the Surface Properties of Polypyrrole Films for Modulating Bacterial Adhesion by Edwin W. H. Jager et al.
Polyaniline-Wrapped ZnO Nanorod Composite Films on Diazonium-Modified Flexible Plastic Substrates by Mohamed M. Chehimi, Dinesh K. Aswal, et al.
Styrene Butadiene Rubber/Carbon Filler-Based Vapor Sensors by Mária Omastová, Matej Mičušík, et al.
Amino-Functional Polybenzimidazole Blends with Enhanced Phosphoric Acid Mediated Proton Conductivity as Fuel Cell Electrolytes by David Aili, Irakli Javakhishvili, et al.
Enjoy the reading!