synthesis of a novel series of furan and fluorene containing monomers and their polymers

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2011
Güneş, Arzu
In this study, a novel series of conjugated monomers containing furan and fluorene units; 2,7-di(furan-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9-one (FOF), 2-(2-(furan-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-7-yl)furan (FFF), and 2-(2-(furan-2-yl)-9,9-dihexyl-9H-fluoren-7-yl)furan (FHF) were synthesized and their electrochemical polymerization were achieved via potential cycling. Optical and electrochemical properties of the polymers, poly(2,7-di(furan-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9-one) (PFOF), poly(2-(2-(furan-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-7-yl)furan (PFFF) and poly(2-(2-(furan-2-yl)-9,9-dihexyl-9H-fluoren-7-yl)furan) (PFHF) were investigated and it was found that polymer films exhibit reversible redox behavior (Epox = 1.083 V for PFOF, Epox= 0.915 V for PFFF and Epox= 0.985 V for PFHF) accompanied with a reversible electrochromic behavior, orange to green for PFOF, yellow to dark blue for PFFF and orange to green for PFHF during oxidation. Their band gap values (Eg) were found to be 2.32, 2.49 and 2.61 eV for PFOF, PFFF and PFHF, respectively.
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A. Güneş, “synthesis of a novel series of furan and fluorene containing monomers and their polymers,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2011.