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Title: Conductive polymer-based material

Disclosed are polymer-based coatings and materials comprising (i) a polymeric composition including a polymer having side chains along a backbone forming the polymer, at least two of the side chains being substituted with a heteroatom selected from oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur, and phosphorus and combinations thereof; and (ii) a plurality of metal species distributed within the polymer. At least a portion of the heteroatoms may form part of a chelation complex with some or all of the metal species. In many embodiments, the metal species are present in a sufficient concentration to provide a conductive material, e.g., as a conductive coating on a substrate. The conductive materials may be useful as the thin film conducting or semi-conducting layers in organic electronic devices such as organic electroluminescent devices and organic thin film transistors.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [2] ;  [4]
  1. (Utica, OH)
  2. (Lansing, MI)
  3. (Ann Arbor, MI)
  4. (Charlotte, MI)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
908978
Report Number(s):
7,204,940
US patent application 10/392,347
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-98GO10337
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO; Michigan Biotechnology Institute (Lansing, MI)
Sponsoring Org:
United States Department of Energy
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English