Tailoring optoelectronic properties of thieno[3,2-b]thiophene comprising homopolymers via electron acceptor moieties: thienopyrrolodione, 2,1,3-benzoselenadiazole, isoindigo

Göker S., Sarigül H., Toppare L. K.

Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, vol.873, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 873
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jelechem.2020.114372
  • Journal Name: Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Chimica, Compendex, INSPEC
  • Keywords: Thieno[3,2-b]thiophene, Isoindigo, Benzoselenadiazole, Thienopyrrolodione, Electropolymerization, Stille coupling, FLUORESCENT CONJUGATED POLYMERS, HIGH-PERFORMANCE, SOLAR-CELLS, ORGANIC PHOTOVOLTAICS, COPOLYMERS, DONOR, 2,1,3-BENZOOXADIAZOLE, SEMICONDUCTORS, DERIVATIVES, UNITS


In this work, thieno[3,2-b]thiophene based homopolymers, namely poly(5,6-bis(octyloxy)-4,7-bis(thieno[3,2-b] thiophen-2-yl)benzo[c][1,2,5]selenadiazole; PBSeThTh), poly(5-(2-ethylhexyl)-1,3-bis(thieno[3,2-b]thiophen-2-yl)4H-thieno[3,4-c]pyrrole-4,6(5H)-dione; PTPDThTh) and poly((E)-6,6 '-bis(thieno[3,2-b]thiophen-2-yl)-1,1 ' diundecyl-[3,3 '-biindolinylidene]-2,2 '-dione; PIIDThTh), were obtained potentiodynamically to tailor optoelectronic properties via altering electron acceptor moieties which were 5,6-bis(octyloxy)benzo[c][1,2,5]selenadiazole 5-(2ethylhexyl)-4H-thieno[3,4-c]pyrrole-4,6(5H)-dione (TPD) and (E)-1,1 '-diundecyl-[3,3 '-biindolinylidene]-2,2 '-dione (IID). The polymers were characterized cyclic voltammetry and spectroelectrochemistry studies. All polymers reveal ambipolar and multichromic characteristics with broad spectral absorptions, low-lying highest occupied molecular orbital (-5.69 eV, -5.59 eV, -5.60 eV), and as well as low band gap ranging from 1.58 eV to 1.86 eV. Isoindigo comprising polymer resulted in the lowest optical band gap which was 1.16 eV due to a red shift in the absorption most probably due to richer electron density and strong inter-chain interactions, structural planarity. (C) 2020 Published by Elsevier B.V.