Electrochemical and Opto-Electronic Properties of Carbazole-Based Derivatives with Symmetric A–CZ–A Architecture

S. Golba S. Golba
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In this work novel bisheterocyclic derivatives of alkylcarbazole with A–CZ–A architecture are investigated (CZ stands for alkylcarbazole). The study presents their opto-electronic and electrochemical properties which influence on the possibility of their prospective application. Monomers undergo electropolymerisation with formation of conducting layer of polythiophene derivatives, while presence of chalcone moiety hampers the process. Two-step oxidation processes of polymers results in generation of polaron and bipolaron types of charge carriers on the macromoleculs’ chains. The charge is delocalized over center and side subunits (bithiophene or bithiazole one) in first stage of oxidation. It is possible to influence on the properties of the polymers and their composition by variation of synthesis condition like solvent polarity and applied potential boundaries. Obtained conducting polymers show high stability under ambient conditions. Their energy gap values are estimated with electrochemical and spectroscopic methods.

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  • University of Silesia, Institute of Materials Science, Chorzow, 41-500, Poland

    S. Golba

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