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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Electronic Structure and Optical Properties of an Alternated Fluorene-Benzothiadiazole Copolymer: Interplay between Experimental and Theoretical Data
Author: Rodrigues, PC
Berlim, LS
Azevedo, D
Saavedra, NC
Prasad, PN
Schreiner, WH
Atvars, TDZ
Akcelrud, L
Abstract: The donor-acceptor copolymer containing benzothiadiazole (electron acceptor), linked to functionalized fluorene (electron donor), [poly[9,9-bis(3'-(tert-butyl propanoate))fluorene-co-4,7-(2,1,3-benzothiadiazole)] (LaPPS40), was synthesized through the Suzuki route. The polymer was characterized by scanning electron microscopy, gel permeation chromatography, NMR, thermal analysis, cyclic voltammetry, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, UV-vis spectrometry, and photophysical measurements. Theoretical calculations (density functional theory and semiempirical methodologies) used to simulate the geometry of some oligomers and the dipole moments of molecular orbitals involved were in excellent agreement with experimental results. Using such data, the higher energy absorption band was attributed to the pi-pi* (S-0 -> S-4) transition of the fluorene units and the lower lying band was attributed to the intramolecular (ICT) (S-0 -> S-1) charge transfer between acceptor (benzothiadiazole) and donor groups (fluorene) (D-A structure). The ICT character of this band was confirmed by its solvatochromic properties using solvents with different dielectric properties, and this behavior could be well described by the Lippert-Mataga equation. To explain the solvatochromic behavior, both the magnitude and orientation of the dipole moments in the electronic ground state and in the excited state were analyzed using the theoretical data. According to these data, the change in magnitude of the dipole moments was very small for both transitions but the spatial orientation changed remarkably for the lower energy band ascribed to the ICT band.
Country: EUA
Editor: Amer Chemical Soc
Citation: Journal Of Physical Chemistry A. Amer Chemical Soc, v. 116, n. 14, n. 3681, n. 3690, 2012.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1021/jp211042v
Date Issue: 2012
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