Ramesha, GanganahalliK and Kumara, Vijaya A and Sampath, Srinivasan (2012) In Situ Electrochemical Polymerization at Air-Water Interface: Surface-Pressure-Induced, Graphene-Oxide-Assisted Preferential Orientation of Polyaniline. In: JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 116 (26). pp. 13997-14004.
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In situ electrochemical polymerization of aniline in a Langmuir trough under applied surface pressure assists in the preferential orientation of polyaniline (PANI) in planar polaronic structure. Exfoliated graphene oxide (EGO) spread on water surface is used to bring anilinium cations present in the subphase to air-water interface through electrostatic interactions. Subsequent electrochemical polymerization of aniline under applied surface pressure in the Schaefer mode results in EGO/PANT composite with PANT in planar polaronic form. The orientation of PANI is confirmed by electrochemical and Raman spectroscopic studies. This technique opens up possibilities of 2-D polymerization at the air-water interface. Electrochemical sensing of hydrogen peroxide is used to differentiate the activity of planar and coiled forms of PANI toward electrocatalytic reactions.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copy right for this article belongs to American Chemical Society|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry|
|Date Deposited:||03 Aug 2012 05:09|
|Last Modified:||03 Aug 2012 05:12|
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