Electrochemical fluorescence switching of electroactive fluorescent anthracene polymer films was studied using an electro active quencher. The fluorescence of a methylene anthracene polymer (PMAn) was intact under redox reaction in the absence of an electroactive quencher. Interestingly the fluorescence of a methylene bridged anthracene polymer (PMAn) film could be modulated by adjusting the redox state of the PMAn and redox reaction of the quencher. The electrochemical fluorescence switching from the PMAn film with a quencher was reversible and the cyclability was longer than 1,000cycles with an ON/OFF ratio of 3.86 under the applied potential step of +2V for 4 second. A multi state fluorescent switch was fabricated with a double layered two electrode cell that was consisting of the PMAn layer doped with a quencher and a solid polymer electrolyte layer (SPE).
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
We acknowledge the financial support of Seoul R&BD Program (10816), and the National Research Foundation (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MEST) through the Active Polymer Center for Pattern Integration (No. R11-2007-050-00000-0).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics