Reversible color modulation plays a key role in the field of information recording and encryption, but for the common colorful conjugated polymer materials, currently a convenient method to achieve their reversible color modulation is still lacking. Herein, six luminescent conjugated polymers P1 to P6 were successfully designed and synthesized, all of which could realize reversible color modulation through a similar reversible chemical redox behavior accompanied by reversible color and fluorescence changes. The same absorption spectral changes as those under electrochemical redox conditions strongly confirmed that these polymers underwent reversible redox reactions in the Fe3+ and H2O system, which happened spontaneously according to the theoretical analysis of the reaction thermodynamics. Based on the reversible color modulation in the Fe3+ and H2O system, polymers P1, P2 and P3, with different colors (yellow, orange and red) and fluorescence emissions, were successfully applied as rewritable paper with multi-color and multi-fluorescence printing as well as long-term recording capabilities.
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 27 May 2022|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanics of Materials
- Process Chemistry and Technology
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering