Substituent effects to the electrochromic behaviors of electropolymerized metallophthalocyanine thin films

Rabia Zeynep Uslu Kobak, Duygu Akyüz, Atıf Koca*

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Metallophthalocyanines (MPcs) (M = 2H+, Zn2+, Co2+, and Cu2+) bearing diethylaminophenoxy and chloro substituents at the peripheral positions (MPc-tdea-tCl) were coated on the working electrodes with the electropolymerization and tested as electrochromic materials. Altering the metal center of MPcs affected the redox activities of MPc-tdea-tCl films. All electropolymerized MPc-tdea-tCl films behaved as conductive and redox active films in different electrolyte systems. Electrochromic properties of MPc-tdea-tCl films were investigated via the voltammetric, in situ spectroelectrochemical, and in situ spectroelectrocolorimetric measurements. H2Pc-tdea-tCl film did not give any electrochromic response, while ZnPc-tdea-tCl and CuPc-tdea-tCl films behave as a reasonable electrochromic material. Distinctive color changes with short response times, high optical contrast, and better optical and coulombic stabilities were only observed with CoPc-tdea-tCl film.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1311-1321
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Solid State Electrochemistry
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2016

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© 2016, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.


We thank the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) and research fund of Marmara University (BAPKO project no: FEN-C-YLP-080415-0118) for the financial supports.

FundersFunder number
Türkiye Bilimler Akademisi
Marmara ÜniversitesiFEN-C-YLP-080415-0118


    • Electrochemistry
    • Electrochromism
    • Electropolymerization
    • Phthalocyanine derivatives
    • Spectroelectrochemistry


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