A novel electrochromic and fluorescent polythienylpyrrole bearing 1,1 '-bipyrrole

Cihaner A., Mert O., DEMİR A. G.

ELECTROCHIMICA ACTA, vol.54, no.4, pp.1333-1338, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.electacta.2008.09.008
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1333-1338
  • Keywords: Electropolymerization, Polythiophene, Polypyrrole, Bipyrrole, SOLUBLE CONDUCTING POLYMER, COPOLYMERS, PYRROLE, POLYPYRROLE, BIPYRROLES, DEVICE
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: No


A novel conducting polymer was successfully synthesized via electropolymerization of 1-(1H-pyrrol-1-yl)-2,5-di(thiophen-2-yl)-1H-pyrrole. The electrochemical and electro-optical properties of the corresponding polymer, which was the first example of polymer containing 1,1'-bipyrrole units, were elaborated using electroanalytical and spectroscopic techniques. Cyclic voltammograms and electro-optical studies showed that the polymer has a stable and well-defined reversible redox process as well as electrochromic behavior. The processable polymer film also possessed a yellowish orange light emitter property. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.