Electrochemical synthesis and characterization of the electronic structure of new conjugated polymers from dithienylene vinylene derivatives

C. Jérôme, C. Maertens, M. Mertens, R. Jérôme*, C. Quattrocchi, R. Lazzaroni, Jean-Luc Bredas

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Abstract

Highly conjugated thiophene derivatives, based on thienylene vinylene and thienylene vinylene phenylene units, have been synthesized in order to examine: (i) the effect of such regular conjugated monomer structures on polymer formation; and (ii) the optical and electrochemical properties of the corresponding macromolecules. The all-trans monomers have been prepared by a Wittig reaction. The polymers have then been synthesized electrochemically. The polymers are electrochromic and can be reversibly doped both oxidatively and reductively. Their electrochemical behavior and optical properties have been analyzed on the basis of a series of quantum-chemical calculations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-109
Number of pages7
JournalSynthetic Metals
Volume83
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

Keywords

  • Conjugated polymers
  • Dithienylene vinylene derivatives
  • Electrochemical synthesis
  • Electronic structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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