A series of 2,3,5,6-tetra-substituted pyrrolo[3,4-c]pyrrole-1,4(2H,5H)-dione (DPP) derivatives carrying thienyl-, 3,4-ethylenedioxy-thienyl- (EDOT-) and 3,4-ethylenedithiathienyl- (EDTT-) substituent groups have been synthesized and electrochemically polymerized. The polymers were investigated using UV/vis absorption spectroscopy and cyclic voltammetry. It was found that the growth of the polymers proceeded as random coupling of the thiophene groups in the 2-,3-,5-, and 6-positions of the DPP chromophore. In the cross-linked polymers, conjugated sequences were only built through coupling of thiophene groups in 3,6-positions, and separated by non-conjugated sequences through coupling with thiophene units in other positions of the DPP core.
- cross-linked polymers
- electronic properties
Zhang, K., Tieke, B., Forgie, J. C., Vilela, F., Parkinson, J. A., & Skabara, P. J. (2010). Cross-linked polymers based on 2,3,5,6-tetra-substituted pyrrolo[3,4-c]pyrrole-1,4(2H,5H)-dione (DPP): synthesis, optical and electronic properties. Polymer, 51(26), 6107-6114. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2010.10.054