Donor-acceptor polymer electrochromes with cyan color: Effect of alkyl chain length on doping processes


Celikbilek O., Icli-Ozkut M., Algi F., ÖNAL A. M. , CİHANER A.

ORGANIC ELECTRONICS, vol.13, no.1, pp.206-213, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.orgel.2011.10.018
  • Journal Name: ORGANIC ELECTRONICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.206-213
  • Keywords: Electrochromic polymers, CMY colors, ProDOT, Benzothiadiazole, BULK-HETEROJUNCTION, SOLAR-CELLS, DERIVATIVES, EFFICIENCY, DESIGN, GREEN
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

A new series of donor-acceptor-donor (D-A-D) type compounds consisting of dialkyl substituted 3,4-propylenedioxythiophene and benzothiadiazole units were synthesized and polymerized chemically and electrochemically to investigate the effect of alkyl chain length on the doping process of the conjugated polymers. It was found that the alkyl chain length plays a key role on both doping processes and the solubility of the polymer. It is also noteworthy that this new series of D-A-D electrochromes transmits or reflects the cyan color of the Cyan-Magenta-Yellow (CMY) color space in the neutral state which can be switched to transmissive grey when oxidized. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.