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Electrochromic properties of a poly(dithienylfuran) derivative featuring a redox-active dithiin unit

Kaur, Sandeep and Findlay, Neil J. and Kanibolotsky, Alexander L. and Elmasly, Saadeldin E. T. and Skabara, Peter and Berridge, Rory and Wilson, Claire and Coles, Simon J. (2012) Electrochromic properties of a poly(dithienylfuran) derivative featuring a redox-active dithiin unit. Polymer Chemistry, 3 (8). pp. 2277-2286. ISSN 1759-9954

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    Abstract

    A teraryl monomer containing a 1,4-dithiin-furan central unit has been synthesised and characterised by single crystal X-ray crystallography. The di(thienyl)furan monomer 11 was successfully polymerised electrochemically and shown to possess a lower electrochemical band gap than its terthiophene analogue (1.97 eV cf. 2.11 eV). The electrochromic properties of this polymer proved to be superior to PEDOT, with fast switching and reversible colour transformation at high colour contrast (CE = 212 cm(2) C-1 cf. 183 cm(2) C-1 for PEDOT at 95% optical switch).

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 40954
    Keywords: crystal X-ray crystallography, electrochemical band gap, poly(dithienylfuran), Chemistry, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Bioengineering, Polymers and Plastics
    Subjects: Science > Chemistry
    Department: Faculty of Science > Pure and Applied Chemistry
    Technology and Innovation Centre > Photonics
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    Depositing user: Pure Administrator
    Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2012 11:55
    Last modified: 06 Sep 2014 07:46
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/40954

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