Emergence of temperature-dependent and reversible color-changing properties by the stabilization of layered polydiacetylene through intercalation

Yuya Oaki, Yukiko Ishijima, Hiroaki Imai

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Abstract

The stimuli-responsive color-changing properties of functional polymers are applied to the development of sensing and imaging devices. Tuning the stimuli responsivity is required for a wide range of applications. Polydiacetylene (PDA) derivatives show color changes with the application of external stimuli, such as heat and mechanical stress. Our group has focused on the layered crystal structure of PDA and its intercalation chemistry. The original layered PDA shows an irreversible color transition from blue to red upon heating to the threshold temperature. Here, we found that alkyldiamine-intercalated PDA possessed different color-changing properties, such as a higher color transition temperature and a temperature-dependent and reversible color change, than the original PDA. As the alkyl-chain length increased, the color-changing behavior gradually converted from the irreversible color transition type to the reversible temperature-dependent one. Since the intercalated diamine had a stabilizing effect on the layered structure, the stimuli responsivity varied according to the type of diamine. The results suggest that the stimuli-responsive color-changing properties of layered PDA can be finely and systematically tuned by the intercalation of organic guests.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalPolymer Journal
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2018 Jan 29

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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