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    Facile template-free electrochemical preparation of poly[N-(2-cyanoethyl)pyrrole] nanowires


    McCarthy, Conor P. and McGuinness, Niall B. and Alcock-Earley, Bernadette E. and Breslin, Carmel B. and Rooney, A. Denise (2012) Facile template-free electrochemical preparation of poly[N-(2-cyanoethyl)pyrrole] nanowires. Electrochemistry Communications, 20. pp. 79-82. ISSN 1388-2481

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    Abstract

    In this paper the first synthesis of poly[N-(2-cyanoethyl)pyrrole] (PPyEtCN) in a nanowire morphology is reported. The method employed is a facile, one step electrochemical growth, which does not require the use of any templates or surfactants. Using optimised conditions the nanowires nucleate to give a homogeneous film across the electrode surface, with lengths of approximately 2 μm and diameters of approximately 150 nm. Structural information on the nanowires was obtained using vibrational spectroscopy. Evidence is presented to support an instantaneous 3-D nucleation and growth mechanism for the nanowires.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Nanowires; Electrochemical deposition; Template free; Poly[N-(2-cyanoethyl)pyrrole];
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Chemistry
    Item ID: 7719
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.elecom.2012.03.047
    Depositing User: Dr. Carmel Breslin
    Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2017 14:33
    Journal or Publication Title: Electrochemistry Communications
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
    Funders: Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
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