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Enhancing electrochromic and kinetic properties of poly(2,3-bis(4-tert-butylphenyl)-5,8-di(1H-pyrrol-2-yl) quinoxaline) by copolymerization

2010-02-28
Celebi, Selin
Baran, Derya
Balan, Abidin
Toppare, Levent Kamil
Electrochemical copolymerization was utilized to combine several properties into a single material in order to obtain a highly stable polymer with a low band gap to meet the requirements for color variation. In that sense, two new donor acceptor type electrochromic copolymers of 2,3-bis(4-tert-butylphenyl)5,8-di(1H-pyrrol-2-yl) quinoxaline (TBPPQ) with bis(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (BiEDOT) and with 4,7-bis(2,3-dihydrothieno[3,4-b][1,4]dioxin-5-yl)-2-dodecyl-2H-benzo [ 1,231 triazole (BEBT) were synthesized by electrochemical polymerization. Polymers revealed multicolor electrochromic properties with distinct accessible states and low operation potentials. Electrochromic and kinetic properties of polymers were investigated using cyclic voltammetry (CV) and in situ UV-vis-NIR spectroscopy.