Electrochimica Acta, Vol.53, No.4, 1643-1647, 2007
Gel electrolyte-based flexible electrochromic devices showing subtractive primary colors
We studied flexible electrochromic devices containing phthalate derivative which showed reversible color change between water transparent and subtractive primary color by electrochemical reaction. Poly(vinyl butyral) (PVB)-based gel electrolyte was prepared to apply the flexible electrochromic device. The ionic conductivity of the gel electrolyte depended on the polymer content, and was higher than 10(-4) S/cm at 25 degrees C at the PVB content of 33 wt%. Redox reaction of phthalate derivatives was successfully achieved in the gel electrolyte. It is revealed that PVB-based gel electrolyte works well as the material for flexible electrochromic devices showing subtractive primary colors. (c) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.