Electrochromic and optical studies of solution processable benzotriazole and fluorene containing copolymers

Emine Kaya, Abidin Balan, Derya Baran, Ali Cirpan*, Levent Toppare

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2-Dodecyl benzotriazole and 9,9-dioctylfluorene containing alternating copolymers poly((9,9-dioctylfluorene)-2,7-diyl-(2-dodecyl-benzo[1,2,3]triazole)) (P1), poly((9,9-dioctylfluorene)-2,7-diyl-(4,7-bis(thien-2-yl) 2-dodecyl-benzo[1,2,3]triazole)) (P2), poly((9,9-dioctylfluorene)-2,7-diyl-(4,7- bis(3-hexylthien-5-yl) 2-dodecyl-benzo[1,2,3]triazole)) (P3) were synthesized via Suzuki polycondensation. Electronic and optical properties of resulting polymers showed that all polymers are both p and n dopable and have multicolored electrochromic states. HOMO and LUMO values, band gaps and spectral response of polymers upon externally applied potential and trifluoro acetic acid (TFA) addition were given in detail.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)202-209
Number of pages8
JournalOrganic Electronics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011


  • Benzotriazole
  • Conjugated copolymers
  • Donor-acceptor
  • Fluorene
  • Optoelectronic

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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