Electrochemical synthesis of new electroactive polymers from dithienylene-vinylene derivatives

C. Jérôme*, C. Maertens, M. Mertens, R. Jérôme, C. Quattrocchi, R. Lazzaroni, J. L. Brédas

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Highly conjugated thiophene derivatives, based on thienylene-vinylene and thieneylene-vinylene-phenylene units, have been synthesized in order to examine: (i) the effect of such regular conjugated monomer structures on the polymerization; (ii) the optical and electrochemical properties of the corresponding conjugated polymers. The all-trans monomers have been prepared by a Wittig reaction and 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 analysed on the basis of quantum-chemical calculations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-164
Number of pages2
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Dithienylene-vinylene derivatives
  • Electrochemical synthesis

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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