Synthesis and properties of (Terthiophene)4 - Poly(amidoamine) - C60 pentad

Tomoyuki Tajima, Takuya Nishihama, Shogo Miyake, Nobuhiro Takahashi, Yutaka Takaguchi

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Abstract

(Terthiophene)4 - poly(amidoamine) - C60 pentad 8a and (terthiophene)2 - poly(amidoamine) - C60 triad 8b have been synthesized with the aim of developing novel precursors for photoinduced polymerization. The electrochemical oxidation of pentad 8a by repetitive cyclic voltammogram scans gave a polymeric 8a film on a FTO electrode, which showed electrochemical activity and photoelectric response. When a monomer film of 8 on FTO was irradiated with visible light, the photoinduced polymerization of the terthiophene moiety was observed. The photoanodic features of an electropolymerized film of 8a on a FTO (poly-8aelectro/FTO) and 8a/FTO were investigated regarding photocurrent response to light irradiation. The photocurrent of a photopolymerized 8a film on a FTO (poly-8aphoto/FTO) electrode formed by photoreaction of 8a/FTO, is approximately 6 times greater than that of the 8a/FTO electrode.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)736-745
Number of pages10
JournalBulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan
Volume88
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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