Carbazole based electrochromic polymers with benzoazole units: Effect of heteroatom variation on electrochromic performance

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Doyranli C., Koyuncu F. B.

EXPRESS POLYMER LETTERS, cilt.10, ss.762-770, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3144/expresspolymlett.2016.70
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.762-770


A series of carbazole-based polymers were synthesized via Suzuki polymerization between N-(2-ethylhexyl) carbazole-3,6-bis(ethyleneboronate) (Cbz) and dibromobenzazole unit. Three different polymers, PCBN, PCBS and PCBSe were obtained from 4,7-dibromo-2-hexyl-2H-benzotriazole (BN), 4,7-dibromo-2,1,3-benzothiadiazole-(BS) and 4,7-dibromo-2,1,3-benzoselenadiazole (BSe), respectively. It is observed that, the variation of heteroatoms (N, S and Se) on the benzazole unit have most important effect on electro-optic properties of the PCBX polymers. Neutral state color of the polymer films and their electrochromic performances are also influenced. Among the synthesized polymers, the PCBS bearing 2,1,3-benzothiadiazole as acceptor units has a broad absorption and 50% of Delta T in the near-IR regime at the oxidized state. This property of PCBS is a great advantage for near-IR electrochromic applications.