Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry

, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp 19–25 | Cite as

Broadly absorbing bluish black-to-transmissive sky blue electrochromic polymer based on 3,4-dioxythiophene

  • Xiaoming ChenEmail author
  • Mingdi Yang
  • Wenzong Xu
  • Qishu Qu
  • Qingchun Zhao
  • Wensheng Zou
Original Paper


A novel conjugated polymer PProDOT(MeEO)2 based on dioxythiophene with symmetric double ethoxymethyl pendant groups was successfully synthesized through electrochemical polymerization. The polymer film exhibits reversible electrochromism switching between broadly absorbing bluish black neutral state (− 0.1 V) and transmissive sky blue oxidized state (0.7 V). The symmetric double short-chain ethoxymethyl substitution pattern was utilized to realize the broadly absorbing bluish black neutral state of the polymer film. The electrochemical, spectroelectrochemical, and electrochromic switching properties of the polymer film were studied in detail.


Bluish black Transmissive Electrochromic polymer Dioxythiophene 


Funding information

This work received financial support from the Support Plan Project of Excellent Young Talents in Universities in Anhui Province (gxyq2017023); Anhui Natural Science Foundation (1808085 MB29); Anhui Province College Natural Science Foundation (KJ2017A482); the Open Foundation of Anhui Province Key Laboratory of Advanced Building Materials of Anhui Jianzhu University (JZCL201602ZZ); College Students Innovation and Entrepreneurship Training Plan Project (201810878000); and College Quality Engineering Project of Anhui Province: Polymer Chemistry—Resources Sharing Course (2016gxk028).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Anhui Key Laboratory of Advanced Building Materials, School of Materials & Chemical EngineeringAnhui Jianzhu UniversityHefeiPeople’s Republic of China

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