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    The electrochemical synthesis of polypyrrole at a copper electrode: corrosion protection properties

    Fenelon, Anna M. and Breslin, Carmel B. (2002) The electrochemical synthesis of polypyrrole at a copper electrode: corrosion protection properties. Electrochimica Acta, 47 (28). pp. 4467-4476. ISSN 0013-4686

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    Pyrrole was successfully electropolymerized at a copper electrode in a near neutral sodium oxalate solution to generate a homogeneous and adherent polypyrrole film. The growth of these films was facilitated by the initial oxidation of the copper electrode in the oxalate solution to generate a copper oxalate pseudo-passive layer. This layer was sufficiently protective to inhibit further dissolution of the copper electrode and sufficiently conductive to enable the electropolymerization of pyrrole at the interface, and the generation of an adherent polypyrrole film. These films remained stable and conducting for periods exceeding eight days and exhibited significant corrosion protection properties in acidified and neutral 0.1 mol dm−3 NaCl solutions even on polarization to high anodic potentials.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Polypyrrole; Copper; Corrosion; Oxalate; Passive;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Chemistry
    Item ID: 7937
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    Depositing User: Dr. Carmel Breslin
    Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2017 17:07
    Journal or Publication Title: Electrochimica Acta
    Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
    Refereed: Yes
    Funders: Enterprise Ireland (EI), Wexford County Council
    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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