Liquid-crystal templating of conducting polymers

James F. Hulvat, Samuel I. Stupp*

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Mimicking the texture and anisotropy of the template, birefringent conducting polymer films (see picture) have been obtained by electropolymerization of 3,4-ethyldioxythiophene (EDOT) within a hexagonal lyotropic liquid crystal. Using a self-assembled template to control molecular orientation in conducting polymers could enhance electronic and optical properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)778-781
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number7
StatePublished - Feb 17 2003


  • Amphiphiles
  • Electrochemistry
  • Liquid crystals
  • Polymerization
  • Self-assembly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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