A multifunctional poly(aryl ether) with oligoaniline and fluorene pendants: Synthesis, electrochromic performance, and tunable fluorescent properties

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  • AbstractA novel multifunctional poly(aryl ether) with both pendant oligoaniline and fluorene groups (PAE‐p‐OF) was synthesized by nucleophilic polycondensation and characterized by 1H NMR, Fourier‐transform infrared spectra, and gel permeation chromatography. The polymer showed excellent solubility in common organic solvents and good thermal stability. Electrochemical and photophysical properties were also investigated using cyclic voltammetry, UV–vis, and fluorescence spectroscopies. The obtained PAE‐p‐OF exhibits satisfactory electrochromic properties with high contrast value, acceptable coloration efficiency, and moderate switching times. Moreover, the fluorescence intensity of PAE‐p‐OF was modulated by controlling oxidation degree of oligoaniline moiety, due to the energy migration occurring between oligoaniline and fluorene groups. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Polym Sci Part A: Polym Chem, 2012
  • Authors

  • Chao, Danming
  • Yang, Rui
  • Jia, Xiaoteng
  • Liu, Hongtao
  • Wang, Shutao
  • Wang, Ce
  • Berda, Erik
  • Status

    Publication Date

  • June 15, 2012
  • Has Subject Area


  • conducting polymers
  • electrochemistry
  • fluorescence
  • multifunctional
  • oligoaniline
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Start Page

  • 2330
  • End Page

  • 2336
  • Volume

  • 50
  • Issue

  • 12