A bis-selenophene substituted alkoxy benzene derivative as a highly stable novel electrochromic polymer

Udum, Y. Arslan
Tarkuc, S.
Toppare, Levent Kamil
Up to date there are few studies reporting the use of selenophene derivatives as electrochromic polymers. This report highlights the synthesis of a selenophene containing multi-ring aromatic polymer which possesses reasonable optical contrasts at both visible and near-IR regions. Electrochemical synthesis of a conducting polymer from a multi-ring aromatic monomer, 2-(2,5-bis(hexyloxy)-4-(selenophen-2-yl)phenyl)selenophene (BSB(OC6H13)(2)), was achieved at a lower potential than its corresponding parent, selenophene. The strong absorption band for the undoped polymer was 474 run and the onset energy for the pi-pi transition (Eg) was 1.9 eV (645 nm).