In-situ electrochemical studies on the redox properties of polypyrrole in aqueous solutions

Y. J. Yuan, S. B. Adeloju, G. G. Wallace

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Abstract

Two electropolymerization techniques have been used in preliminary research on polypyrrole, such as potential cycling and galvanostatic modes. The cyclic voltammograms and chronopotentiograms can describe the proceeding of the growth of polypyrrole from various aqueous solutions. The cyclic voltammetry of a polypyrrole film in an electrolyte solution can further characterize the polypyrrole films electrochemically. Some evidence has been shown of doping with cations. Polypyrrole differs with respect to the extent of oxidation, doping anions, and also reduction, doping cations. Such properties can be switched dynamically between anion and cation coupling or hopping through electrochemical oxidation and reduction of the polypyrrole backbone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1761-1772
Number of pages12
JournalEuropean Polymer Journal
Volume35
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 1999

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