Conductivity and band gap of oligo-2-[(4-fluorophenyl) imino methylene] phenol and some of its oligomer-metal complexes

Kaya İ., Koyuncu S., Senol D.

EUROPEAN POLYMER JOURNAL, vol.42, no.11, pp.3140-3144, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2006.07.006
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.3140-3144
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Schiff base oligomer of 2-[(4-fluorophenyl) imino methylene] phenol (FPIMP) was synthesized via oxidative polycondensation reaction in an alkaline medium. Oligomer-metal complex compounds were synthesized from the reactions of oligo-2-[(4-fluorophenyl) imino methylene] phenol (OFPIMP) with Co+2, Ni+2 and CU+2 ions. The synthesis was achieved by oxidative coupling based on air oxygen as an oxidant. While synthesized Schiff base oligomer was soluble in most common organic solvents, its metal complexes were only soluble in dimethylsulfoxide. Electrochemical HOMO and LUMO band gap (E-g) of monomer, oligomer and its metal complexes were calculated from oxidation and reduction onset values. According to cyclic voltammetry (CV) and UV-vis measurements, electrochemical energy gaps (E-g(l)) and optical band gap 9 (E-g) values of monomer and oligomer were found to be 3.26 and 3.10; 3.15 and 2.96 eV, respectively. Conductivity measurements of doped and undoped Schiff base oligomer and its metal complexes were carried out by electrometer at a room temperature and atmospheric pressure and were calculated from four-point probe technique. When iodine was used as doping agent, conductivity of this oligomer and its metal complexes were observed to be increased. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.