Controlled Synthesis and Energy Applications of One-Dimensional Conducting Polymer Nanostructures: An Overview

The past decade has witnessed increasing attention in the synthesis, properties, and applications of one-dimensional conducting polymer nanostructures. This overview first summarizes the synthetic strategies for various 1D nanostructures of conjugated polypyrrole, polyaniline, polythiophene, poly(p-phenylenevinylene) and derivatives thereof

Zhigang Yin; Qingdong Zheng

2011

Scholarcy highlights

  • State Key Laboratory of Structural Chemistry, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 155 Yangqiao West Road, Fuzhou, Fujian 350002, People's Republic of China
  • The past decade has witnessed increasing attention in the synthesis, properties, and applications of one-dimensional conducting polymer nanostructures. This overview first summarizes the synthetic strategies for various 1D nanostructures of conjugated polypyrrole, polyaniline, polythiophene, poly(p-phenylenevinylene) and derivatives thereof
  • By using template-directed or template-free methods, nanoscale rods, wires/fibers, belts/ribbons, tubes, arrays, or composites have been successfully synthesized. With their unique structures and advantageous characteristics, 1D conducting polymer nanostructures are demonstrated to be very useful for energy applications
  • This review ends with a summary and some perspectives on the challenges and opportunities in this emerging area of research

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