Solid state electrochromic device applications of N-(2-(thiophen-3-yl)methylcarbonyloxyethyl) maleimide

Ak M., DurtnuS A., Toppare L.

SOLID STATE SCIENCES, vol.9, no.9, pp.843-849, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.solidstatesciences.2007.06.016
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.843-849
  • Keywords: electrochromic devices, conducting polymers, maleimides, THIOPHENE, POLYMER, COPOLYMER
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Homopolymer and copolymer of N-(2-(thiophen-3-yl)methylcarbonyloxyethyl) maleimide (NMThi) with thiophene [P(NMThi-co-Th)] were synthesized electrochemically in acetonitrile[borontrifluoride ethylether solvent mixture (1: 1, v/v). Spectroelectrochemical analysis of the resulting copolymer reflected electronic transitions at 488 and 718 nm revealing pi to pi* transition and polaron formation, respectively. Switching ability was evaluated by a kinetic study via measuring the transmittance (%T) at the maximum contrast. Dual-type polymer electrochromic devices (ECDs) based on homopolymer (P(NMThi) and copolymer P(NMThi-co-Th) were constructed with poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT). Spectroelectrochemistry and switching ability of the devices were investigated by UV-vis spectroscopy and cyclic voltammetry. (c) 2007 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.