Preparation of Conjugated Polymers Inside Assembled Solid-State Devices

Authors

  • Michael A. Invernale,

    1. University of Connecticut Department of Chemistry and the Polymer Program 97 North Eagleville Road, Storrs, CT 06269-3136 (USA)
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  • Yujie Ding,

    1. University of Connecticut Department of Chemistry and the Polymer Program 97 North Eagleville Road, Storrs, CT 06269-3136 (USA)
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  • Donna Marie D. Mamangun,

    1. University of Connecticut Department of Chemistry and the Polymer Program 97 North Eagleville Road, Storrs, CT 06269-3136 (USA)
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  • Mustafa S. Yavuz,

    1. University of Connecticut Department of Chemistry and the Polymer Program 97 North Eagleville Road, Storrs, CT 06269-3136 (USA)
    2. Present address: Nanomedicine and Advanced Technologies Research Center Gazi University, Ankara (Turkey)
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  • Gregory A. Sotzing

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    1. University of Connecticut Department of Chemistry and the Polymer Program 97 North Eagleville Road, Storrs, CT 06269-3136 (USA)
    • University of Connecticut Department of Chemistry and the Polymer Program 97 North Eagleville Road, Storrs, CT 06269-3136 (USA).
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Abstract

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Soluble precursor polymers are processed and assembled into solid-state devices and subsequently converted in the devices to conjugated electrochromic materials. This method, termed in situ conversion, requires no rigorous cleaning step for the electrode substrate. It eliminates the use of a costly electrolyte bath during the assembly process. This methodology results in high yields for the resultant conjugated system.

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