Polyphosphazenes with Immobilized Dyes as Potential Color Filter Materials

Zhongjing Li, Harry R. Allcock

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Red, green, and blue dye molecules were linked covalently to polyphosphazenes to generate soluble, film-forming materials appropriate for the formation of patterned tricolor filters for possible use in liquid crystalline and other display devices or in camera sensors. The monofunctional dyes (a red 1-[(E)-(4-nitrophenyl)diazenyl]-2-naphthol, a green tetraphenylporphyrin [5-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-10,15,20-tetraphenylporphyrin], and a toluidine blue dye) were employed as representative chromophores. The cosubstituents employed included 2,2,2-trifluoroethoxy with and without aryloxy groups or cyclopentanoxy groups. The optical densities were varied by adopting several dye-to-cosubstituent side group ratios. These dyes are models for a wide range of different chromophores that can be linked to polyphosphazene chains (Chemical Equation).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13518-13523
Number of pages6
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Issue number24
StatePublished - Jun 24 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science


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