A Novel Near-IR Effective Pyrene-Based Donor-Acceptor Electrochrome


Sefer E., Hacioglu S. O. , Tonga M., Toppare L., ÇIRPAN A., KOYUNCU S.

MACROMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, cilt.216, ss.829-836, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 216 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1002/macp.201400584
  • Dergi Adı: MACROMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.829-836

Özet

In this work, a novel donor-acceptor electrochromic monomer (3HTP), containing a pyrene subunit connected to a quinoxaline acceptor bridge, is synthesized. The corresponding polymer, poly-(3HTP), is directly deposited onto an indium tin oxide (ITO)/glass surface via an electrochemical process. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) images reveal that the electrochemically deposited poly-(3HTP) has a smooth surface due to self-assembly of the planar pyrene subunit. Electrochemical and optical properties are investigated via cyclic voltammetry and UV-vis absorption measurements. The polymer film shows a multielectrochromic feature at both anodic and cathodic regimes. Poly-(3HTP) exhibits a strong near-infrared (NIR) absorption at the oxidized state with an optical contrast of 88% (at 1800 nm), a very fast response time of 0.5 s and fast switching times, and long-term stability. Density functional theory calculations reveal that the molecule has a high planarity, and the NIR absorption arises from a strong intramolecular charge transfer from the polymer backbone to the planar pyrene subunit.