Soluble and processable conductive copolymers of silicone tegomers and pyrrole were developed. This was easily accomplished by the oxidative polymerization of pyrrole monomer by Ce(IV) salt in the presence of silicone tegomers with hydroxyl chain ends. The resulting copolymers were soluble in dimethylformamide. The products were characterized by Fourier transform infrared, H-1-NMR, and four-point probe conductivity, and their surface properties were investigated with contact-angle measurements. (C) 2003 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.