Carbazole based electrochromic polymers with benzoazole units: Effect of heteroatom variation on electrochromic performance

C. Doyranli, F. Baycan Koyuncu
2016 eXPRESS Polymer Letters  
A series of carbazole-based polymers were synthesized via Suzuki polymerization between N-(2-ethylhexyl)carbazole-3,6-bis(ethyleneboronate) (Cbz) and dibromobenzazole unit. Three different polymers, PCBN, PCBS and PCBSe were obtained from 4,7-dibromo-2-hexyl-2H-benzotriazole (BN), 4,7-dibromo-2,1,3-benzothiadiazole-(BS) and 4,7-dibromo-2,1,3-benzoselenadiazole (BSe), respectively. It is observed that, the variation of heteroatoms (N,S and Se) on the benzazole unit have most important effect on
more » ... mportant effect on electro-optic properties of the PCBX polymers. Neutral state color of the polymer films and their electrochromic performances are also influenced. Among the synthesized polymers, the PCBS bearing 2,1,3benzothiadiazole as acceptor units has a broad absorption and 50% of ΔT in the near-IR regime at the oxidized state. This property of PCBS is a great advantage for near-IR electrochromic applications.
doi:10.3144/expresspolymlett.2016.70 fatcat:pel5dzhzzzhbjgujxrmjdl4zte