Electrochemical Switching of Conductance with Diarylethene-Based Redox-Active Polymers

Hella Logtenberg, Jasper H. M. van der Velde, Paula de Mendoza, Jetsuda Areephong, Johan Hjelm, Ben L. Feringa, Wesley R. Browne

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Reversible switching of conductance using redox triggered switching of a polymer-modified electrode is demonstrated. A bifunctional monomer comprising a central
electroswitchable core and two bithiophene units enables formation of a film through anodic electropolymerization. The conductivity of the polymer can be switched electrochemically in a reversible manner by redox triggered opening and closing of the diarylethene unit. In the closed state, the conductivity of the modified electrode is higher than in the open state.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Journal of Physical Chemistry Part C
Pages (from-to)24136−24142
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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