Electrochemical synthesis and electrochromic application of a novel polymer based on carbazole

Kocaeren A.

ORGANIC ELECTRONICS, vol.24, pp.219-226, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.orgel.2015.06.004
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.219-226
  • Keywords: Electropolymerization, Thiophene, Carbazole, Spectroelectrochemistry
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: No


The compound containing carbazole and thiophene, named as B1 was synthesized with 4-(9H-carbazol-9-yl) phenol and 3,4-dibromo thiophene. Additionally, the electrochemical polymer of B1 was synthesized and coated onto an ITO-glass surface via electrochemical oxidative polymerization. The electrochemical synthesis of the polymer was performed both in 0.05 MLiClO4 supporting electrolyte in AN/BF3EtE (1: 1, v/v) and an AN/LiClO4 solvent/electrolyte solution. The compounds were characterized by FT-IR and NMR techniques. The spectroelectrochemical and electrochromic properties of this polymer were also investigated for two electrolyte solution systems. The switching ability of this polymer was measured as the percent transmittance (%T) at its point of maximum contrast. According to the electrochromic measurements, the synthesized polymer had a blue color when it was oxidized, and also when it was reduced, it had a transparent color. Additionally, redox stability measurements indicates that the polymer had a high stability and it could be used to produce new polymeric electrochromic devices and also, it was a good candidate for electrochromic devices (ECDs) applications. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.