Novel polymers of 3,4-propylenedioxythiophene derivatives with pendant functional groups
Dr. A. Kumar at IIT B Department of Chemistry has devised a way to novelly synthesize 3,4-propylenedioxyhiophene derivatives with pendant functional groups capable of being processed. The devised way can also help synthesize their oligo-, polymeric and copolymeric derivatives. These polymers are intrinsically capable of conducting electrons because of their ?-electrons are along the main chain exhibiting non-linear optical properties and after oxidation and reduction they are good electrical conductors. These synthesized compounds show promise in uses such as, data storage, optical signal processing, suppression of EMI and solar energy conversion. The synthesized molecules can also be used in rechargeable batteries, light-emitting diodes, electrochromic windows, display panels, field-effect transistors, print circuit boards, chemical biosensor and antistatic materials.