Copolymers Possessing Dithienothiophene and Boron for Optoelectronic Applications

Sevinis E. B., SAHIN C., CINAR M. E., Eroglu M. S., Öztürk T.

POLYMER ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE, vol.56, no.12, pp.1390-1398, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/pen.24374
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1390-1398
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this work, copolymers of dithienothiophenes (DTT) and DTT-4,4-dioxide (DTT-S,S-O-2) with mesitylboron were prepared for optoelectronic applications. Optical and electro-chemical investigations were performed giving rise to the band gaps of 2.46-3.21 and 2.18-2.88 eV, respectively. Copolymers possessing DTT-S,S-O-2 units demonstrated the lower band gaps. Density functional theory investigations of the model compounds revealed the presence of an intramolecular charge transfer transition between the donor DTT units and the boron acceptor atoms. (C) 2016 Society of Plastics Engineers