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Multichromophoric electrochromic polymers: colour tuning of conjugated polymers through the side chain functionalization approach

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Abstract

Organic electrochromic materials have gained constantly increasing interest over the years with respect to their inorganic counterpart due to essentially two distinctive characteristics: their processability through solution based low cost processes and their wide colour palette. Such characteristic features enabled their application in displays, smart windows, electronic paper and ophthalmic lenses. Alongside the established concept of donor–acceptor polymers, side chain functionalized multichromophoric polymers are gaining attention as a highly performing and synthetically feasible alternative, particularly relevant to applications requiring a complete colourlessness in one of the accessible redox states of the material. The primary aim of the present article is to review all the results involving the tuning of the native electrochromic properties of simple conjugated polymers through the introduction of a discrete electrochromic molecule as a side chain substituent.

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The article was received on 08 Jan 2014, accepted on 28 Feb 2014 and first published on 05 Mar 2014


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00163J
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Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 5413-5430
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    Multichromophoric electrochromic polymers: colour tuning of conjugated polymers through the side chain functionalization approach

    L. Beverina, G. A. Pagani and M. Sassi, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 5413
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00163J

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