Nanostructured conjugated polymer network ultrathin films and coatings using the precursor polymer approach

Rigoberto Advincula*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Citation (Scopus)


This work focuses on describing the precursor approach to conjugated polymer network thin films: synthesis, electrodeposition, patterning, and applications. The preparation of "smart coatings" involves the use of new materials and mechanism towards common applications. By targeting the preparation and deposition of nanostructured ultrathin and optically homogeneous conjugated and electrically conducting polymer materials, it should be possible to develop new and smart coating applications. This includes anti-static, anti- corrosion, electrochromic, and display applications. The use of precursor-polymers is described based on the synthesis of a passive or active polymer backbone bearing electro-active monomer groups. These in turn can be electrodeposited or cross-linked by oxidative chemical methods to form ultrathin film coatings. A number of approaches will be described in this chapter including the use of surface sensitive spectroscopic and microscopic methods for analysis and patterning of these films.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanotechnology Applications in Coatings
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9780841274488
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jun 12
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
ISSN (Print)0097-6156
ISSN (Electronic)1947-5918

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Nanostructured conjugated polymer network ultrathin films and coatings using the precursor polymer approach'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this