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International Journal of Photoenergy
Volume 2008, Article ID 276027, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2008/276027
Research Article

Electro-Optical and Electrochemical Properties of a Conjugated Polymer Prepared by the Cyclopolymerization of Diethyl Dipropargylmalonate

1Polymer Chemistry Laboratory, College of Engineering, Kyungil University, Kyungsan 712-701, South Korea
2School of Textiles, Yeungnam University, Kyungsan 712-749, South Korea
3Department of Chemistry and Center for Plastic Information System, Pusan National University, Pusan 609-735, South Korea
4Division of Image and Information Engineering, Pukyong National University, Pusan 608-739, South Korea
5Department of Chemistry, Center for Nanotechnology Research, The Catholic University, Bucheon 420-743, South Korea

Received 1 May 2008; Accepted 24 May 2008

Academic Editor: Mohamed Sabry Abdel-Mottaleb

Copyright © 2008 Yeong-Soon Gal et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The electro-optical and electrochemical properties of poly(diethyl dipropargylmalonate) were measured and discussed. Poly(diethyl dipropargylmalonate) prepared by (NBD) catalyst was used for study. The chemical structure of poly(diethyl dipropargylmalonate) was characterized by such instrumental methods as NMR (-, -), IR, and UV-visible spectroscopies to have the conjugated cyclopolymer backbone system. The microstructure analysis of polymer revealed that this polymer have the six-membered ring moieties majorly. The photoluminescence peak of polymer was observed at 543 nm, which is corresponded to the photon energy of 2.51 eV. The cyclovoltamograms of the polymer exhibited the irreversible electrochemical behaviors between the doping and undoping peaks. It was found that the kinetics of the redox process of this conjugated cyclopolymer might be controlled by the diffusion-control process from the experiment of the oxidation current density of polymer versus the scan rate.