A polymeric material which exhibits nonlinear optical properties if undoped and conductive properties if doped. The polymer is prepared by polymerizing diethynylsilane compositions, the resulting polymeric material having a weight average molecular weight between about 20,000 and about 200,000 grams per mole. The polymer is prepared and catalytically polymerized by exposure to a catalyst, such as MoCl.sub.5 or W(CO).sub.6 /hv.
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Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.,
Barton, Thomas J.; Ijadi-Maghsoodi, Sina; and Pang, Yi, "Nonlinear optical and conductive polymeric material" (1993). Iowa State University Patents. 205.