Electronic and Spectroelectronic Properties of Electroactive Polymers
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Using stable n-doping and ferrocene derived polymers, electronic and spectroelectronic properties can be observed. Through choosing electron donators and electron acceptors, properties can be adjusted to produce polymers that can show lower, desirable, band gaps. Utilizing 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophenes as donor groups alongside the nitrogen-containing acceptor groups, oxidation potentials can be decreased as well. Using high molecular weight ferrocene-containing copolymers, chronoamperometry shows electrochemical reversibility making these copolymers very stable.