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Keywords:

  • coordination polymer;
  • electrochromism;
  • film;
  • self-assembly;
  • zinc–terpyridine complex
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Coordinative self-assembly of zinc(II) ions and polytopic polyiminofluorene-tpy ligands is used to prepare electrochromic films with thickness in the nanometer range. The films can be switched between yellow, red, and blue, and exhibit switching times of 500 ms, high contrast, and high stability.