The Importance of Materials Design to Make Ions Flow: Toward Novel Materials Platforms for Bioelectronics Applications.
Pacheco-Moreno CM., Schreck M., Scaccabarozzi AD., Bourgun P., Wantz G., Stevens MM., Dautel OJ., Stingelin N.
Chemical design criteria for materials for bioelectronics applications using a series of copolymer derivatives based on poly(3-hexylthiophene) are established. Directed chemical design via side-chain functionalization with polar groups allows manipulation of ion transport and ion-to-electron transduction. Insights gained will permit increased use of the plethora of materials employed in the organic electronics area for application in the bioelectronics field.