Chemosynthesis, characterizations and electrochromic properties of a novel solution-processable donor-acceptor type copolymer
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- Chemical copolymerization, Electrochromic properties, donor-acceptor type, Spectro electro chemistry.
Chemical copolymerization of 4,7-bis (4-hexyl-5-trimethylstannyl-2-thienyl) -2,1, 3-benzothiadiazole and 2,5-didecyloxy-1,4-dibromobenzene was carried out in refluxed toluene with bis(triphenylphosphine) palladium(II) chloride (Pd(PPh3)2Cl2) as catalyst to give donor-acceptor type poly(4,7-bis(4-hexyl-2-thienyl)-2,1,3-benzothiadiazole-co-p-didecyloxybenzene) (PTBTB) via Stille-coupling reaction. Spectroelectrochemical and electrochromic properties of the resulting copolymer were characterized by cyclic voltammetry (CV) and UV-Vis-NIR spectroscopy. Cyclic voltammetry showed a definite electrochemical redox behavior of PTBTB polymer during the p-doping progress and an explicit reduction peak at about -1.4 V at the n-doped state. And spectroelectrochemical studies demonstrated that the hybrid polymer film had distinct electrochromic properties with color changing from red in the reduced form (0 V) to light gray upon step-wise oxidation (1.03 V) and tile blue at the fully oxidized state (1.4 V). Further kinetic studies results indicated that the hybrid polymer had decent optical contrast ratios (34.3% for 517 nm and 65.2% for 1600 nm), favorable coloration efficiency (238 cm2/C) and fast response time (0.6 s). The material hold promise for electrochromic applications.
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TY - CONF AU - Hui Luo AU - Zhen Xu AU - Jinsheng Zhao AU - Weiyu Fan PY - 2015/10 DA - 2015/10 TI - Chemosynthesis, characterizations and electrochromic properties of a novel solution-processable donor-acceptor type copolymer BT - Proceedings of the 2015 2nd International Workshop on Materials Engineering and Computer Sciences PB - Atlantis Press SP - 611 EP - 614 SN - 2352-538X UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iwmecs-15.2015.121 DO - 10.2991/iwmecs-15.2015.121 ID - Luo2015/10 ER -