A Platform to Synthesize a Soluble Poly(3,4-Ethylenedioxythiophene) Analogue


Ertan S., KAYNAK C. , Cihaner A.

JOURNAL OF POLYMER SCIENCE PART A-POLYMER CHEMISTRY, cilt.55, ss.3935-3941, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 55 Konu: 23
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1002/pola.28779
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF POLYMER SCIENCE PART A-POLYMER CHEMISTRY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.3935-3941

Özet

Alkyl-substituted polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) cage is combined with 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene under the same roof. The corresponding monomer called EDOT-POSS is used to get soluble poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT-POSS) analogue. Both chemically and electrochemically obtained polymers are soluble in common organic solvents like dichloromethane, chloroform, tetrahydrofuran, and so forth. The PEDOT-POSS has somewhat higher band gap (1.71 eV at 618 nm) than its parent PEDOT (1.60 eV at 627 nm) and as expected the PEDOT-POSS exhibits higher optical contrast (74% at 618 nm) and coloration efficiency (582 cm(2)/C for 100% switching), lower switching time (0.9 s), higher electrochemical stability (93% of its electroactivity retains after 5000 cycles under ambient conditions) when compared to the PEDOT. A number of advantages of the PEDOT-POSS over the PEDOT can make it a promising material in the areas of electro-optical applications. (C) 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.