Klaudia Wagner

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A novel water-dispersible conducting polymer analogous to poly(3,4-dioxythiophene):polystyrene sulfonate (PEDOT:PSS) has been chemically synthesized in a single reaction in high yield. PEDOT:DS, a new member of the polythiophene family, is composed of a complex between PEDOT and the sulfonated polysaccharide polyanion dextran sulfate. Drop-cast films of(More)
The photochemistry and thermodynamics of two terthiophene (TTh) derivatives bearing benzospiropyran (BSP) moieties, 1-(3,3″-dimethylindoline-6'-nitrobenzospiropyranyl)-2-ethyl 4,4″-didecyloxy-2,2':5',2″-terthiophene-3'-acetate (BSP-2) and 1-(3,3″-dimethylindoline-6'-nitrobenzospiropyranyl)-2-ethyl 4,4″-didecyloxy-2,2':5',2″-terthiophene-3'-carboxylate(More)
Porphyrin molecules offer immense potential as the light harvesting component of dye-sensitised nanocrystalline TiO(2) solar cells. Synthetic porphyrin dyes were amongst the first dyes trialled for sensitisation of inorganic semiconducting oxides. Today, they exhibit the best performance reported for dye-sensitised solar cells. Accompanying the significant(More)
The controlled movement of a chemical container by the light-activated expulsion of a chemical fuel, named here "photo-chemopropulsion", is an exciting new development in the array of mechanisms employed for controlling the movement of microvehicles, herein represented by lipid-based microdroplets. This "chemopropulsion" effect can be switched on and off,(More)
An electroactive nitrospiropyran-substituted polyterthiophene, poly(2-(3,3''-dimethylindoline-6'-nitrobenzospiropyranyl)ethyl 4,4''-didecyloxy-2,2':5',2''-terthiophene-3'-acetate), has been synthesized for the first time. The spiropyran, incorporated into the polymer backbone by covalent attachment to the alkoxyterthiophene monomer units, leads to multiple(More)
A series of zinc porphyrins substituted at adjacent β-positions with a CN group and para-substituted ethenyl/ethynyl-phenyl group have been studied using electronic absorption spectroscopy, resonance Raman spectroscopy and DFT calculations. The oxidative nucleophilic substitution of hydrogen was utilized for the introduction of a cyano substituent on the(More)
By using inherently conducting polymers, we introduce new shape memory functionality for stimuli-responsive polymers. The shape memory process is unique in that it utilizes electrochemical control of the polymer redox state to conceal, and temporarily store, preformed nanoscale surface patterns, which can later be recalled. Unlike classical thermoset and(More)
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