FIGURE 7.4. Structures of conducting polymers (a) and schematics of the oxidative electrochemical polymerization of polypyrrole (b) and poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (c).

FIGURE 7.4

Structures of conducting polymers (a) and schematics of the oxidative electrochemical polymerization of polypyrrole (b) and poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (c). The polymers have a net positive charge in their electrically active state and are typically complexed with a polyelectrolyte that can be composed of various ionically charged species or biological molecules such as proteins or peptides.

From: Chapter 7, Soft, Fuzzy, and Bioactive Conducting Polymers for Improving the Chronic Performance of Neural Prosthetic Devices

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Indwelling Neural Implants: Strategies for Contending with the In Vivo Environment.
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