Synthesis and conductivity of poly acene quinone radical polymers

  title={Synthesis and conductivity of poly acene quinone radical polymers},
  author={Lee C. Dunn and Warren T. Ford and Nabil A. Hilal and P. S. Vijayakumar and Herbert Ackland Pohl},
Polymers with conductivities from 8.6 × 100 to 7.3 × 10−6 (ω cm)−1 at 2–12 kbar were prepared by zinc-chloride-catalyzed condensation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, heterocycles, and quinones with pyromellitic dianhydride, tetrabromophthalic anhydride, and tetrachlorophthalic anhydride at 450°C. These materials are stable in air and exhibit strong electroactive character without addition of oxidizing or reducing agents (dopants). 


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