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The enzymatically catalyzed polymerization of 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene in the presence of polystyrenesulfonate is introduced. This is the first time that an enzymatically catalyzed poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) is reported. Horseradish peroxidase enzyme was used as a catalyst for the polymerization process leading to a water-soluble PEDOT that(More)
Functional nanoparticles (NPs) are becoming important building blocks in the emerging fi elds of nanomedicine, nanolithography and nanoelectronics, among others. [ 1 ] Several unexpected nanoscale effects have been discovered for these new materials in recent years. [ 2–4 ] Useful synthetic routes to single-molecule polymeric NPs in the 2–15 nm size range(More)
Single-chain polymeric nanoparticles are artificial folded soft nano-objects of ultra-small size which have recently gained prominence in nanoscience and nanotechnology due to their exceptional and sometimes unique properties. This review focuses on the current state of the investigations of click chemistry techniques for highly-efficient single-chain(More)
The novel application of gold and silver nanorods as irreversible thermochromic dyes in polymeric ionic liquid (PIL) nanocomposites is proposed here. These materials have been synthesized by anion exchange of an imidazolium-based PIL in a solution that also contained gold nanorods. This resulted in the entrapment of the nanoobjects within a solid polymer(More)
Protection of acetylenic monomers is a common practice to avoid parasitic side reactions during polymerization. Herein, we report that redox-initiated RAFT polymerization allows the direct, room temperature synthesis of a variety of single-chain nanoparticle precursors (displaying narrow molecular weight dispersity, M[overline](W)/M[overline](n) = 1.12(More)
Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxithiophene)/poly(styrene sulphonate) (PEDOT/PSS) aqueous dispersions were mixed with aqueous gold nanoparticle and aqueous silver nanoparticle colloids. PEDOT/gold nanoparticles (Au NP) and PEDOT/silver nanoparticles (Ag NP) films were obtained by solvent casting the corresponding aqueous solutions. The nanocomposite films showed the(More)