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Application of terpyridyl ligands to tune the optical and electrochemical properties of a conducting polymer

Journal Article


Abstract


  • We present a simple and effective way of using metal and metal-ligand modifications to tune the electrochemical and optical properties of conducting polymers. To that end, a polyterthiophene functionalized with terpyridine moieties was synthesized and then the resulting film's surface or bulk was modified with different metal ions, namely Fe2+, Zn2+and Cu2+and terpyridine. The modification of the terpyridine functionalized polyterthiophene film by Fe2+increased the absorptivity and electrochemical capacitance of the conducting polymer, and improved its conjugation. Further modification by Zn2+and Cu2+resulted in dramatically different spectroelectrochemical properties of the film. Moreover, the influence of the solvents (ACN and 1:1 ACN:H2O) in conjunction with the metal ion applied for the modification was found crucial for the electrochemical and optical properties of the films.

Authors


  •   Lisak, Grzegorz (external author)
  •   Wagner, Klaudia K.
  •   Barnsley, Jonathan E. (external author)
  •   Veksha, Andrei (external author)
  •   Huff, Gregory (external author)
  •   Elliott, Anastasia (external author)
  •   Wagner, Pawel
  •   Gordon, Keith C. (external author)
  •   Bobacka, Johan (external author)
  •   Wallace, Gordon G.
  •   Ivaska, Ari (external author)
  •   Officer, David L.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Lisak, G., Wagner, K., Barnsley, J. E., Veksha, A., Huff, G., Elliott, A. B. S., Wagner, P., Gordon, K. C., Bobacka, J., Wallace, G. G., Ivaska, A. & Officer, D. L. (2018). Application of terpyridyl ligands to tune the optical and electrochemical properties of a conducting polymer. RSC Advances: an international journal to further the chemical sciences, 8 (52), 29505-29512.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85052618091

Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 29505

End Page


  • 29512

Volume


  • 8

Issue


  • 52

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • We present a simple and effective way of using metal and metal-ligand modifications to tune the electrochemical and optical properties of conducting polymers. To that end, a polyterthiophene functionalized with terpyridine moieties was synthesized and then the resulting film's surface or bulk was modified with different metal ions, namely Fe2+, Zn2+and Cu2+and terpyridine. The modification of the terpyridine functionalized polyterthiophene film by Fe2+increased the absorptivity and electrochemical capacitance of the conducting polymer, and improved its conjugation. Further modification by Zn2+and Cu2+resulted in dramatically different spectroelectrochemical properties of the film. Moreover, the influence of the solvents (ACN and 1:1 ACN:H2O) in conjunction with the metal ion applied for the modification was found crucial for the electrochemical and optical properties of the films.

Authors


  •   Lisak, Grzegorz (external author)
  •   Wagner, Klaudia K.
  •   Barnsley, Jonathan E. (external author)
  •   Veksha, Andrei (external author)
  •   Huff, Gregory (external author)
  •   Elliott, Anastasia (external author)
  •   Wagner, Pawel
  •   Gordon, Keith C. (external author)
  •   Bobacka, Johan (external author)
  •   Wallace, Gordon G.
  •   Ivaska, Ari (external author)
  •   Officer, David L.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Lisak, G., Wagner, K., Barnsley, J. E., Veksha, A., Huff, G., Elliott, A. B. S., Wagner, P., Gordon, K. C., Bobacka, J., Wallace, G. G., Ivaska, A. & Officer, D. L. (2018). Application of terpyridyl ligands to tune the optical and electrochemical properties of a conducting polymer. RSC Advances: an international journal to further the chemical sciences, 8 (52), 29505-29512.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85052618091

Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 29505

End Page


  • 29512

Volume


  • 8

Issue


  • 52

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom