Electrosynthesis of polyfuran in acetonitrile-boron trifluoride-ethyl ether mixture and its device application

2007-01-15
Electrochemical polymerization of furan was achieved in acetonitrile/boron trifluoride/ethyl ether (CH3 CN/BF3/EE) mixture in the presence of tetrabutylammonium tetrafluoroborate via constant potential electrolysis at 1.4 V versus Ag/AgCl. Electrochemical behavior of furan was investigated in the same solvent mixture of varying ratios, utilizing cyclic voltammetry. Free-standing polyfuran (PFu) films were obtained in CH3CN/BF3/EE mixture (2/4/4; v/v/v) and characterized using FTIR spectroscopic technique. Spectroelectrochemical behavior of the PFu film was investigated by recording the electronic absorption spectra, in sitn, in monomer-free solution. It is observed that PFu film can be reversibly cycled between -0.1 V (gray) and + 0.6 V versus Ag-wire (gray color); however, this behavior diminishes in the presence of water. Electrochromic device application of PFu film with poly(ethylene dioxythiophene) was also studied. (c) 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Citation Formats
S. Tirkeş and A. M. Önal, “Electrosynthesis of polyfuran in acetonitrile-boron trifluoride-ethyl ether mixture and its device application,” JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE, vol. 103, no. 2, pp. 871–876, 2007, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/46003.