Synthesis and optoelectronic properties of polyimides with naphthyldiphenylamine chromophores

  • Sheng-Huei Hsiao
  • Su-Jung Yeh
  • Hui-Min Wang
  • Wenjeng Guo
  • Y.-R. Kung
Original Paper


A series of electroactive polyimides with naphthyldiphenylamine units were prepared from the polycondensation reactions of N,N′-bis(4-aminophenyl)-N,N′-di-2-naphthyl-1,4-phenylenediamine with four tetracarboxylic dianhydrides via a conventional two-step technique. Most of the polyimides were readily soluble in many organic solvents and could be solution-cast into tough and amorphous films. These polyimides exhibited glass-transition temperatures of 288–329 °C and did not show significant decomposition before 500 °C. They showed well-defined and reversible redox couples during both p- and n-doping processes, together with multi-electrochromic behaviors.


Anodic and cathodic electrochromism of the cast film of polyimide 4b on an ITO-coated glass substrate


Polyimides Triarylamine Electrochemistry Electrochromic polymers Redox polymers 



The financial support of the National Science Council in Taiwan is greatly appreciated.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sheng-Huei Hsiao
    • 1
  • Su-Jung Yeh
    • 1
  • Hui-Min Wang
    • 1
  • Wenjeng Guo
    • 1
  • Y.-R. Kung
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Chemical Engineering and BiotechnologyNational Taipei University of TechnologyTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.Material and Chemical Research LaboratoriesIndustrial Technology Research InstituteHsinchuTaiwan

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