Solid State Science and Technology, Vol. 14, No 1(2006) 69-74

ISSN 0128-7389

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SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF POLYMER FILMS BASED ON

BIS(EDOT)-SUBSTITUTED THIOPHENES

Kalya Eaiprasertsak1,2, Michael F. Pepitone1,3, and Richard V. Gregory3

 

1School of Materials Science & Engineering, Clemson University,

Clemson, SC, 29634-0971 USA.

2Physics Department, Faculty of Science & Technology, Thammasat

University, Rangsit Campus, Pathumtani, 12121 THAILAND

3College of Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, 23529 USA.

4 Current Address: US Naval Research Laboratory, Code 6127, 4555 Overlook Ave.,

SW, Washington, DC 20375.

 

ABSTRACT

A series of polymers based on 2,5-bis[(3,4-ethylenedioxy)thien-2-yl]-substituted thiophene monomers have been electropolymerized. Thin polymer films exhibited electrochromism and their photoluminescence (PL) is in the orange and red regions. Cyclic voltammetry (CV), infrared (IR), UV-vis-NIR and PL spectroscopy were employed to investigate and characterize the properties of these new polymers.

 

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