Polymer and Materials Science
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Polymer gel films [poly(1-vinyl-2-pyrrolidinone-co-N,N′-methylenebisacrylamide) (PVPD)] which contain simple organic electrochromics [p-diacetylbenzene (p-DAB), dimethyl- or diethyl terephthalate (p-DMP or p-DEP)] are prepared and their optical responses to applied voltage are investigated. p-DAP/PVPD film is colored in green by the application of 1.2 V vs. Pt wire (quasireference electrode) across the film, and p-DMP/PVPD and p-DEP/PVPD films are colored in red by the application of -2.5 and -1.5 V vs. Pt, respectively. Their coloring responses are about a few seconds and the bleaching process also occurs rapidly. The films have no optical memory effect. © 1992 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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