A novel terthienyl based polymer electrochrome with peripheral BODIPY

Algi F. , Cihaner A.

POLYMER, cilt.53, sa.16, ss.3469-3475, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 53 Konu: 16
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.polymer.2012.06.007
  • Dergi Adı: POLYMER
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.3469-3475


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.