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Synthesis and characterization of poly(oxalic acid dithiophen-3-yl methyl ester) and thiophene ended poly-caprolactone

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2004
Kerman, İpek
Synthesis and characterization of thiophene ended poly-e-caprolactone (PCL) and oxalic acid dithiophen-3-yl methyl ester (ODME) and their copolymers with both pyrrole and thiophene were achieved. Chemical structure of the precursor polymer and monomer were investigated Redox behavior of polymer and monomers were determined by Cyclic Voltammetry (CV). Structural characterization of samples were carried out by 1H, 13C Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR). Conductivities of the films were measured by using four probe technique. Thermal analyses of conducting copolymers were investigated via Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) and Thermal Gravimetry Analysis (TGA). The morphologies of the copolymer films were examined by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). Electrochromic and spectroelectrochemical behavior of the copolymers were investigated, and their ability of employment in device construction has been examined.