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

2009-03-01
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).

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Y. A. Udum, S. Tarkuc, and L. K. Toppare, “A bis-selenophene substituted alkoxy benzene derivative as a highly stable novel electrochromic polymer,” SYNTHETIC METALS, vol. 159, pp. 361–365, 2009, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/40242.