Precursor synthesis strategy for polycyclic aromatic conjugated polymers on the application of supercapacitors

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  • ReceivedMar 21, 2017
  • AcceptedApr 13, 2017
  • PublishedJul 4, 2017


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National Natural Science Foundation of China(51573055,21334002,51373054)

National Basic Research Program of China(2013CB834705,2014CB643504)

and Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities.


This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (51573055, 21334002, 51373054), the National Basic Research Program of China (2013CB834705, 2014CB643504), and Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities.

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  • Figure 1

    CV curves for successive 40 scan cycles of poly-PDI-DUA in chloroform with TEAPF6 as supporting electrolytes and ITO as the working electrode (color online).

  • Scheme 1

    Synthesis route of the DUA monomer, precursor polymer poly-PDI-DUA and fused polymer poly-CDI-HBC, oligomer PDI-DUA-PDI, CDI-HBC-CDI, and CDI.

  • Figure 2

    (a) UV-Vis spectra of poly-PDI-DUA in chloroform and poly-CDI-HBC on ITO prepared by CV at a scan rate of 50 mV s−1; (b) UV-Vis spectra of CDI-HBC-CDI, CDI and PDI-DUA-PDI in chloroform at room temperature (color online).

  • Figure 3

    Raman spectra of poly-CDI-HBC compared with poly-PDI-DUA (color online).

  • Figure 4

    (a) Cyclicvoltammograms of the polymers poly-CDI-HBC on ITO recorded in solution at scan rate of 0.05 V s−1; (b) electrochemical impedance spectroscopy profiles of poly-CDI-HBC in different cycles. The inset shows the magnified high-frequency regions of the Nyqusit curves (color online).

  • Figure 5

    (a) CV curves of poly-CDI-HBC on ITO recorded in chloroform using TEAPF6 as the supporting electrolyte. Potential scan rates ranged in 0.05–1.0 V s−1, potential ranged from −1.4 V to −0.2 V. (b) Plots of redox peak current densities versus potential scan rates. ip,a and ip,c denote the anodic and cathodic peak current densities, respectively. (c) Galvanostatic charge/discharge curves at different current density. (d) The specific capacitances current density (color online).