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Syntheses of electroactive layers based on functionalized anthracene for electrochromic applications

Yıldırım, Ahmet
Tarkuc, S.
Toppare, Levent Kamil
A new monomer (DTAT) was synthesized via linking 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene (EDOT) on anthracene. The polymer, P(DTAT) was electrosynthesized by anodic oxidation of the corresponding monomer in 0.1 M LiClO4 acetonitrile (ACN) solution. The optical properties, the absorption spectra and the kinetics, were examined. Spectroelectrochemical analysis showed that P(DTAT) has an electronic band gap (due to pi-pi* transition) of 1.57 eV at 776 nm.