Synthesis, in situ spectroelectrochemistry and in situ electrocolorimetry of electrochromic octakis(chloroethylsulfanyl) phthalocyaninatomanganese(iii) chloride

Barbaros Akkurt, Atif Koca, Esin Hamuryudan*

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Abstract

In this study, the syntheses of octakis(hydroxyethylsulfanyl) phthalocyaninatomanganese(iii) chloride and its chlorinated derivative, octakis(chloroethylsulfanyl) phthalocyaninatomanganese(iii) chloride, and successive electrochemical investigations of the latter were reported. The voltammetric studies of the complex revealed that it exhibits three one-electron reduction processes and a one-electron oxidation process. In situ spectroelectrochemical studies were performed to decide the origin of the redox processes which are assigned to MnIIIPc2-/Mn IIPc2-, MnIIPc2-/Mn IPc2-, MnIPc2-/MnIPc 3- and MnIIIPc2-/MnIIIPc 1- couples, respectively. The presence of oxygen significantly affected the in situ spectroelectrochemical behavior of the complexes due to the formation of μ-oxo MnPc species. An in situ electrocolorimetric method, based on the 1931 CIE (Commission Internationale de l'Eclairage) system of colorimetry, was applied to investigate the color of the electrogenerated anionic and cationic forms of the complex, which shows solvatochromic properties of the complex in solution. The possible polyelectrochromic application on solid state was suggested due to the color changes from brown to greenish blue and from brown to light yellow of a MnPc-coated thin film on ITO.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2248-2254
Number of pages7
JournalNew Journal of Chemistry
Volume33
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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