New fused-aromatic quinoxaline and thieno[3,4-b]pyrazine based monomers; 10,12-bis(4-hexylthiophen-2-yl)dibenzo[f,h]thieno[3,4-b]quinoxaline (HTBQ) and 10,13-bis(4-hexylthiophen-2-yl)dipyrido[3,2-a:2',3'-c]phenazine (HTPP) were synthesized. Electrochemical polymerization of HTBQ and HTPP were performed in acetonitrile/dichloromethane (ACN/DCM) solution containing LiClO4/NaClO4. Spectroelectrochemical behavior and switching ability of PHTBQ and PHTPP films were investigated by UV-vis spectroscopy. The polymer films showed reversible electrochemical oxidation with high contrast ratios in the NIR region with low switching times. PHTBQ revealed color changes between brick color and green in the reduced and oxidized states. PHTPP changed color from green to gray when the polymer film was switched between its redox states. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.