Bhandari, Shweta and Melepurath, Deepa and Pahal, Suman and G. Joshi, Amish and Srivastava, Avanish Kumar and Kant, Rama (2010) A Dual Electrochrome of Poly-(3,4-Ethylenedioxythiophene) Doped by N,N’-Bis(3-sulfonatopropyl)-4-4’-bipyridinium—Redox Chemistry and Electrochromism in Flexible Devices. ChemSusChem, 3 (1). pp. 97-105. ISSN 1864-5631

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An electrochromic zwitterionic viologen, N,N’-bis(3-sulfonatopropyl)- 4-4’-bipyridinium, has been used for the first time for doping poly (3,4-ethylenedioxythiopene) (PEDOT) films during electropolymerization. Slow and fast diffusional rates for the monomer at deposition potentials of +1.2 and +1.8 V, respectively yielded the viologen-doped PEDOT films with granular morphology and with dendrite-like shapes. The dual electrochrome formed at +1.8 V, showed enhanced coloration efficiency,larger electrochemical charge storage capacity, and superior redox activity in comparison to its analogue grown at +1.2 V, thus demonstrating the role of dendritic shapes in amplifying electrochromism. Flexible electrochromic devices fabricated with the viologen-doped PEDOT film grown at +1.8 V and Prussian blue with an ionic liquid-based gel electrolyte film showed reversible coloration between pale and dark purple with maximum coloration efficiency of 187 cm2C1 at l=693 nm. The diffusional impedance parameters and switching kinetics of the device showed the suitability of this dual electrochrome formed as a single layer for practical electrochromic cells.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Chemistry
Depositing User: Ms Neetu Chandra
Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2011 12:21
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2011 12:38

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