A new electroactive polymer based on fluorene and carbazole moieties with double bond side
chain (MP25) was synthesized and then double bond at the side chain was functionalized with -
COOH and -Si(OEt)3 as ITO/glass compatible groups. Electrochemical and optical properties of the
polymers were elucidated with cyclic voltammetry (CV), ultraviolet-visible absorption (UV-Vis)
and photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy. It was observed that all polymers absorbed only the
UV region and emitted blue light. By using CV, HOMO values were found as approximately 5.45
eV. According to AFM results, when the rough MP25 polymer thin film was modified with ITO /
glass compatible groups, more uniform and smoother polymer thin films were obtained.
Thermogravimetry analyses (TGA) shown that the MP25 and its derivatives were stable against
thermo-oxidative decomposition. The weight loss of MP-25-Si were found to be only %23 at
700 °C. Additionally, antimicrobial activity of MP25 polymers was also investigated. According to
test results, all polymers were found to have antimicrobial activity against C.albicans.