Symmetric naphthalenediimidequaterthiophenes for electropolymerized electrochromic thin films


FIGA V., CHIAPPARA C., FERRANTE F., CASALETTO M. P. , PRINCIPATO F., CATALDO S., ...More

JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY C, vol.3, no.23, pp.5985-5994, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 23
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1039/c5tc00746a
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY C
  • Page Numbers: pp.5985-5994

Abstract

A new symmetric naphthalenediimidequaterthiophene (s-NDI2ODT4) was synthesized and exhibited the capability to electropolymerize alone or with EDOT affording polymers with controlled donor/acceptor monomer ratios. s-NDI2ODT4-EDOT-based copolymers showed low band gaps, wide optical absorption ranges extending to the near IR region, tuned electrical properties, thin-film surface morphology and hydrophilicity as well as high coloration efficiency in electrochromic devices.

A new symmetric naphthalenediimidequaterthiophene (s-NDI2ODT4) was synthesized and exhibited the capability to electropolymerize alone or with EDOT affording polymers with controlled donor/acceptor monomer ratios. s-NDI2ODT4-EDOT-based copolymers showed low band gaps, wide optical absorption ranges extending to the near IR region, tuned electrical properties, thin-film surface morphology and hydrophilicity as well as high coloration efficiency in electrochromic devices.