Electrochemical properties of a new star-shaped pyrrole monomer and its electrochromic applications

Ak, Metin
Ak, Mine Sulak
Toppare, Levent Kamil
A new monomer, 2,4,6-tris(4-(1H-pyrroI-1-yl) phenoxy)-1,3,5-triazine (Tria-Py) was synthesized via the reaction,of 4-(1H-pyrrol-1-yl)phenol with 2,4,6-trichloro-1,3, 5-triazine. It was electrochemically polymerized in a dichloromethane/acetonitrile solvent mixture. The polymer P(Tria-Py) was characterized via CV, FTIR, SEM and uv-vis spectroscopy. Spectroelectrochemical analysis revealed electronic transitions at 346, 508 and 665, nm, revealing pi to pi* transitions, and polaron and bipolaton band formations respectively, We also made a dual-type, complementary-colored electrochromic device using P(Tria-Py)/poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) in a sandwich configuration. The device switches between dark blue and red colors with a switching time of 2.2 s and an optical contrast (% Delta T) of 25%.


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Electrochemical Synthesis of a Water-Soluble and Self-Doped Polythiophene Derivative
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Spectroelectrochemical and Photovoltaic Characterization of a Solution-Processable n-and-p Type Dopable Pyrrole-Bearing Conjugated Polymer
Baran, Derya; Balan, Abidin; Esteban, Beatriz-Meana; Neugebauer, Helmut; Sariciftci, Niyazi Serdar; Toppare, Levent Kamil (Wiley, 2010-12-15)
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Electrochromic properties of 'Trimeric' thiophene-pyrrole-thiophene derivative grown from electrodeposited 6-(2,5-di(thiophen-2-yl)-1H-pyrrol-1-yl)hexan-1-amine and its copolymer
Tarkuc, Simge; Ak, Metin; Onurhan, Erdal; Toppare, Levent Kamil (Informa UK Limited, 2008-01-01)
A centrosymmetric polymer precursor, namely 6-(2,5-di(thiophen-2-yl)-1H-pyrrol-1-yl)hexan-1-amine (TPHA), was synthesized via a Knorr-Paal reaction using 1,4-di(2-thienyl)-1,4-butanedione and hexane-1,6-diamine. The resultant monomer was characterized by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (H-1-NMR). Electroactivity of TPHA was investigated via cyclic voltammetry. The electronic structure and the nature of electrochromism in P(TPHA) and its copolymer with EDOT, (P(TPHA-co-EDOT)), were examined via spectroelectrochem...
Electrochemical and Optical Studies of Furan and Thieno[3,2-b]thiophene End Capped Benzotriazole Derivatives
AKBASOGLU, Naime; BALAN, Abidin; BARAN, Derya; Çırpan, Ali; Toppare, Levent Kamil (Wiley, 2010-12-01)
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M. Ak, M. S. Ak, and L. K. Toppare, “Electrochemical properties of a new star-shaped pyrrole monomer and its electrochromic applications,” MACROMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, pp. 1351–1358, 2006, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/47719.