Combination of donor characters in a donor-acceptor-donor (DAD) type polymer containing benzothiadiazole as the acceptor unit

Merve Sendur, Abidin Balan, Derya Baran, Baris Karabay, Levent Toppare*

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Abstract

A benzothiadiazole bearing donor-acceptor-donor (D-A-D) type monomer (M3) was synthesized using the combination of 3, 4- ethylenedioxythiophene (EDOT) and thiophene donor units to understand the effect of donor strength on the optoelectronic and electrochemical properties. The resulting monomer was polymerized electrochemically (P3) and compared with its symmetrical thiophene (P1) and EDOT (P2) bearing homologues whether there exists a combination of the electrochemical and optical characteristics. Also, copolymer studies were performed with symmetrical thiophene (M1) and EDOT (M2) containing monomers in order to compare the results with P3. Cyclic voltammetry (CV) and spectroelectrochemistry results revealed that P3 is a low band gap polymer (1.18 eV) having both p-and n-type property which is superior to the copolymers synthesized using M1 and M2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1877-1885
Number of pages9
JournalOrganic Electronics
Volume11
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

Keywords

  • Conjugated polymers
  • Copolymers
  • Donor-acceptor theory
  • Electrochromism
  • p- and n-doping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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