Novel Conjugated Polymers and Conductive Polymers

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymer Physics and Theory".

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Dear Colleagues,

Conducting polymers and conjugated polymers are extensively studied due to their outstanding properties, including tunable electrical properties, optical and substantial mechanical properties, easy synthesis and effortless fabrication, and high environmental stability over conventional inorganic materials. The synergetic effects of conducting polymer composites give them wide-ranging applications in electrical, electronic, optoelectronic, catalytic, and corrosion-protective fields. Here, in this SI, we seek to describe the transport models that help to explain the conduction mechanism, relevant synthesis approaches, and physical properties, including electrical, optical, and mechanical properties. Recent developments in their applications in the fields of energy storage, photocatalysis, anticorrosion coatings, biomedical applications, and sensing applications are also welcome. 

Dr. Yanhua Lei
Dr. Kai Sun
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Keywords

  • conducting polymer
  • conjugated polymers
  • application
  • functional materials
  • composites

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An Investigation of PPy@1T/2H MoS2 Composites with Durable Photothermal-Promoted Effect in Photo-Fenton Degradation of Methylene Blue and in Water Evaporation
by Yanhua Lei, Da Huo, Hui Liu, Sha Cheng, Mengchao Ding, Bochen Jiang, Fei Zhang, Yuliang Zhang and Guanhui Gao
Polymers 2023, 15(19), 3900; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym15193900 - 27 Sep 2023
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MoS2 has garnered considerable attention as an exceptional co-catalyst that is capable of significantly enhancing the efficiency of H2O2 decomposition in advanced oxidation processes (AOPs). This improvement allows for a reduction in the required amounts of H2O [...] Read more.
MoS2 has garnered considerable attention as an exceptional co-catalyst that is capable of significantly enhancing the efficiency of H2O2 decomposition in advanced oxidation processes (AOPs). This improvement allows for a reduction in the required amounts of H2O2 and Fe2+. In this study, we investigated the cyclic durability of photo-Fenton catalysts, focusing on the degradation of pollutants through the introduction of PPy into heterogeneous 1T-2H MoS2 units. The resulting photothermal-Fenton catalysts, comprising non-ferrous Fenton catalysts, demonstrated excellent degradation performance for simulated pollutants. In comparison with 1T-2H MoS2, the PPy@1T-2H MoS2 composite exhibited remarkable stability and photothermal enhancement in the photo-Fenton degradation of methylene blue (MB) under visible light irradiation. The photo-Fenton reaction efficiently degraded contaminants, achieving 99% removal within 5 min and 99.8% removal within 30 min. Moreover, the co-catalyst complex displayed enhanced cyclic stability during the photo-Fenton reaction, with a contaminant removal efficiency of 92%, even after the 13th cyclic test. The combined effects of PPy and 1T-2H MoS2 demonstrated improved efficiency in both photocatalytic and photo-Fenton catalytic reactions. Furthermore, PPy@1T-2H MoS2 exhibited outstanding performance in the photothermal evaporation of water, achieving an efficiency of 86.3% under one solar irradiation. Full article
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