Synthesis, electropolymerization, and photoelectrochemical characterization of 2,7-di(thiophen-2-yl)-N-methylcarbazole

Juliet Andrea Aristizabal, Juan Pablo Soto, Luis Ballesteros, Eduardo Muñoz, Juan Carlos Ahumada

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Abstract

A new copolymer derived from 2,7-carbazole with thiophene is reported. This copolymer was obtained through the synthesis of 2,7-dibromo-N-methyl carbazole and 2-bromothiophene using a Kumada-type reaction to bond both rings and using two different kinds of Pd catalysts, [Pd(OAc)2] and [Pd(PPh 3)4], with significant differences in their yields. The trimer that was obtained was subsequently electropolymerized using cyclic voltammetry, and the photoelectrochemical properties were determined. Polymerization using electrochemistry showed that the trimer contains two types of possible bonds for the formation of the macromolecule, which led to the formation of two distinctly different materials. The obtained materials exhibit promising photoelectric responses suggesting that they both can be explored in the designing of photovoltaic cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-46
Number of pages12
JournalPolymer Bulletin
Volume70
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • 2,7-Polycarbazoles
  • Conducting polymer
  • Electropolymerization
  • Thiophene co-polymer

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