Dithienothiophene-based triphenylamine-containing branched copolymers for electrochromic applications
Cho, Ching Mui
Neo, Wei Teng
Date of Issue2015
School of Materials Science and Engineering
A series of dithienothiophene-based electrochromic polymers are synthesized by a Stille coupling reaction of 2,6-bis(trimethylstannyl)dithieno[3,2-b:2′,3′-d]thiophene, 2,5-dibromo-3,4-bis(dodecyloxy)thiophene, and tris(4-bromophenylamine). The resulting polymers have high molecular weights in the range of 59 200 to 81 300 g mol−1, and good solubility in common organic solvents. The polymer films are purple/red in neutral states and gradually become gray when oxidized to an intermediate state and blue when fully oxidized. Incorporation of triphenylamine into the polymer chains has resulted in a significant increase in the redox stability, which renders this a potential method to create high-performance electrochromic polymers.
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