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Electrocatalytic efficiency of polyaniline by cyclic voltammetry and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy studies

Prasad, Rajendra K and Munichandraiah, N (2002) Electrocatalytic efficiency of polyaniline by cyclic voltammetry and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy studies. In: Synthetic Metals, 126 (1). pp. 61-68.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0379-6779(01)00496-9

Abstract

Electrochemical redox reactions of ferrous/ferric (Fe2+/Fe3+) and hydroquinone/quinone (H(2)Q/Q) were studied on Pt and polyaniline (PANI)-deposited Pt electrodes in 0.5 M H2SO4-supporting electrolyte by cyclic voltammetry and ac impedance spectroscopy. A comparison of the experimental data obtained with the Pt and PANI/Pt electrodes suggested that the reactions were catalyzed by the PANI. Based on a relative increase in peak currents of cyclic voltammograms, catalytic efficiency (gamma(cv)) of the PANI was defined. There was an increase in gamma(cv) with an increase of scan rate and a decrease of concentration of Fe2+/Fe3+ or H(2)Q. The complex plane impedance spectrum of the electrode consisted of a semicircle in high frequency range and a linear spike in low frequency range. The exchange current density (i(0)) calculated using the semicircle part of the impedance showed Butler-Volmer kinetics with respect to concentration dependence. From a relative increase of i(0) on the PANI/Pt electrode, catalytic efficiency (gamma(eis)) was evaluated. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Polyaniline;Electrocatalysis;Ferrous/ferric;Hydroquinone/quinone
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2011 06:46
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2011 06:46
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/39163

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