THE INFLUENCE OF WATER ON THE ELECTROCHEMICAL POLYMERIZATION OF 3-ACYLPYRROLES


VOIGT M., ROHDE N., HALLENSLEBEN M., TOPPARE L.

SYNTHETIC METALS, vol.55, pp.1489-1494, 1993 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/0379-6779(93)90273-y
  • Title of Journal : SYNTHETIC METALS
  • Page Numbers: pp.1489-1494

Abstract

Several poly(3-acylpyrrole)s have been studied by cyclic voltammetry. The influence of some common impurities like water and cyanide present in the solvent-electrolyte system on the redox behavior of the polymer films were emphasized. Due to the presence of such impurities we have also observed changes in the macroscopic properties of the films such as their electrical conductivities. There is enough evidence that the amount of such impurities can be correlated to the degree of the so called overoxidation process.