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Table 2 Structures and names of several commonly studied and readily available conducting polymers

From: Recent advances in ion sensing with conducting polymers

Molecular structureName of the conducting polymer
Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxy thiophene) (PEDOT)
Polypyrrole (PPy)
Poly(3,4-propylenedioxy thiophene) (PProDoT)
Polythiophene (PTh)
Polyacetylene (PA)
Poly(3-hexyl thiophene) (P3HT)
Poly(p-phenylene) (PPP)
Poly(p-phenylene vinylene) (PPV)
Polyaniline (PANI)
  1. All the polymers contain a conjugated backbone of alternating single and double bonded carbon and/or heteroatoms