Azomethine coupled fluorene-thiophene-pyrrole based copolymers: Electrochromic applications


Yildirim M. , KAYA İ. , AYDIN A.

REACTIVE & FUNCTIONAL POLYMERS, cilt.73, ss.1167-1174, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

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Two new copolymers were synthesized via the electrochemical copolymerization of 4,4'-(9H-fluorene-9,9-diyl)bis(N-(thiophen-2-ylmethylene)aniline) (FTMA) with thiophene (Th) and pyrrole (Py). According to the X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) measurements, the polymers FTMA-co-Th and FTMA-co-Py possessed monomer ratios of nearly 1/5 (FTMA/Th) and 1/2 (FTMA/Py). Spectroelectrochemical investigations showed that FTMA-co-Th was a red color at low potentials and a blue color at high potentials. FTMA-co-Py was purple at low potentials and dark gray at high potentials. Spectroelectrochemical monitoring showed good absorption recoveries over repeated potential scans. As a result, FTMA-co-Th and FTMA-co-Py may be good candidates for electrochromic devices (ECDs) and could be used as coloring agents in electrochromic layers in ECDs. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Two new copolymers were synthesized via the electrochemical copolymerization of 4,4′-(9H-fluorene-9,9-diyl)bis(N-(thiophen-2-ylmethylene)aniline) (FTMA) with thiophene (Th) and pyrrole (Py). According to the X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) measurements, the polymers FTMA-co-Th and FTMA-co-Py possessed monomer ratios of nearly 1/5 (FTMA/Th) and 1/2 (FTMA/Py). Spectroelectrochemical investigations showed that FTMA-co-Th was a red color at low potentials and a blue color at high potentials. FTMA-co-Py was purple at low potentials and dark gray at high potentials. Spectroelectrochemical monitoring showed good absorption recoveries over repeated potential scans. As a result, FTMA-co-Th and FTMA-co-Py may be good candidates for electrochromic devices (ECDs) and could be used as coloring agents in electrochromic layers in ECDs.