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    An investigation into the degradation of polyaniline films grown on iron from oxalic acid

    Fenelon, Anna M. and Breslin, Carmel B. (2004) An investigation into the degradation of polyaniline films grown on iron from oxalic acid. Synthetic Metals, 144 (2). pp. 125-131. ISSN 0379-6779

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    The electrosynthesis of polyaniline at iron from an oxalic acid solution and at platinum from a sulphuric acid solution was compared with a view to determining the extent of film degradation during formation of polyaniline at iron. It was found that polyaniline grown from oxalic acid is less susceptible to degradation, due to the shielding effect of the oxalate counter anions. The benzoquinone/hydroquinone redox couple was detected for polyaniline films formed on platinum and cycled to 1.3 V/SCE, however, this redox species was not detected during the electropolymerization of aniline at iron polarized to potentials of 1.5 V/SCE.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Polyaniline; Degradation; Iron; Oxalate; Sulphate;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Chemistry
    Item ID: 7932
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    Depositing User: Dr. Carmel Breslin
    Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2017 16:36
    Journal or Publication Title: Synthetic Metals
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
    Funders: Enterprise Ireland (EI)
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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