Synthesis and electropolymerization of 1,2-bis(thiophen-3-ylmethoxy)benzene and its electrochromic properties and electrochromic device application

AK M., Ak M. S., Kurtay G., GÜLLÜ M., Toppare L.

SOLID STATE SCIENCES, vol.12, no.7, pp.1199-1204, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.solidstatesciences.2010.03.013
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1199-1204
  • Keywords: Conducting polymers, Electrochromic device, Spectroelectrochemistry, OPTOELECTROCHEMICAL PROPERTIES, CONDUCTING POLYMERS, COPOLYMERS, PYRROLE
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


A new thiophene-based monomer; 1,2-bis(thiophen-3-ylmethoxy)benzene (BTMB) has been synthesized and chemical structure of the monomer was characterized. Polymerization of BTMB and characterization of the resulting polymer P(BTMB) were performed. Spectroelectrochemical analysis of the P (BTMB) reflected electronic transitions at 400 nm, 520 nm and similar to 720 nm, corresponding to pi-pi* transition, polaron and bipolaron band formation respectively. Switching ability was evaluated by a kinetic study via measuring the transmittance (%T) at the maximum contrast. Dual type all polymer electrochromic device (ECD) based on P(BTMB) and poly(ethylene dioxythiophene) (PEDOT) was constructed. Spectroelectrochemistry and switching ability of the devices were investigated by UV-vis spectroscopy. (C) 2010 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.