Could green be greener? Novel donor-acceptor-type electrochromic polymers: Towards excellent neutral green materials with exceptional transmissive oxidized states for completion of RGB color space

Gunbas G. E., Durmus A., Toppare L.

ADVANCED MATERIALS, vol.20, no.4, pp.691-696, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/adma.200701979
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.691-696
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Novel donor-acceptor-type polymers, PTBPEQ and PDPEQ, are synthesized and shown to be neutral-state green polymeric materials with excellent transmissive oxidized states. Exceptional long-term stability even after 5000 cycles, ease of electrochemical synthesis, and extremely fast switching times make these polymers paramount choices for the green component of polymer electrochromic display applications.