Effect of the planar center moiety for a donor-acceptor polymeric electrochrome

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Doyranli C., Çolak B., Lacinel G., Can M., Baycan Koyuncu F., Koyuncu S.

POLYMER, vol.108, pp.423-431, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 108
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.polymer.2016.12.016
  • Journal Name: POLYMER
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.423-431
  • Keywords: Phenantrene, Electrochromic polymers, Spectroelectrochemistry
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


In this work, phenanthrene centered donor-acceptor monomer; 5,10-bis(4-hexyl-2-thienyl)phenantro [9,10-c][1,2,5]thiodiazole; MES16 was synthesized and then its electrochromic application of corresponding polymer was carried out. 4,7-di(thiophen-2-yl)-2,1,3-benzothiadiazole (TST) was also synthesized as a standard molecule to determine the effect of the planar phenanthrene center on electrochromic performance. Electrochemical properties were elucidated by cyclic voltammetry and then HOMO-LUMO band gaps were calculated by using their oxidation and reduction onset potentials. Finally, electrochromic properties of poly-(MES16) and poly-(TST) were investigated via spectro-electrochemical measurements. DFT calculations exhibit that poly-(MES16) has a high planarity and an intramolecular charge transfer from the polymer backbone-donor to thiadiazole-acceptor subunit. Because of high solid state it it interactions of the poly-(MES16), a good quality film was obtained corresponding to self assembly property planar phenantrene center. Owing to this property, electrochromic performance of poly-(MES16) such as response time, stability and Delta T% were better than the standard poly-(TST). (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.