A novel terthienyl based polymer electrochrome with peripheral BODIPY

Algi F., Cihaner A.

POLYMER, vol.53, no.16, pp.3469-3475, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53 Issue: 16
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.polymer.2012.06.007
  • Journal Name: POLYMER
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.3469-3475
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Design, synthesis and electropolymerization of a new hybrid material based on terthienyl system bearing BODIPY appendage are reported. This electrochemically polymerized unique combination readily gives an electrochromic polymer with a narrow optical band gap (1.71 eV). The electrochrome exhibits purple color when neutralized and sky blue color when oxidized in a monomer-free electrolyte solution containing 0.1 M tetrabutylammonium tetrafluoroborate dissolved in acetonitrile. Spectroscopic and electrochemical features of the electroactive polymer electrochrome indicate that it is a promising candidate for electrochromic device and display applications. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.