ELECTRON-TRANSPORT IN QUATERNIZED POLY(4-VINYLPYRIDINE) FILMS CONTAINING PENTACYANOFERRATE(II/III) ON ELECTRODES - THE INFLUENCE OF THE BINDING TYPE OF THE ELECTROACTIVE COMPLEX
1992 (English)In: Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, ISSN 0022-0728, E-ISSN 1873-2569, Vol. 336, no 1-2, 263-279 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
This study is an attempt to investigate how charge transport in thin redox polymer films spin-coated onto glassy carbon electrode surfaces is affected by the way in which the electroactive group is bound to the polymeric matrix. Two different redox polymers based on methylated and cross-linked poly(4-vinylpyridine) and pentacyanoferrate(II/III) have been synthesized. In the first case, an anionic complex formed by coordinating pyridine to pentacyanoferrate(II) was electrostatically bound to the methylated pyridine groups in the polymer matrix. In the other case, pentacyanoferroate(II) was coordinated directly to unmethylated pyridine groups in the partly methylated polymer film. The film thicknesses were estimated with ellipsometric measurements. Their electrochemical characteristics were investigated using cyclic voltammetry, chronocoulometry and impedance spectroscopy. The apparent charge-transport diffusion coefficient D(app) was almost two orders of magnitude greater in the ion-exchange polymer than in the redox polymer with coordinatively bound electroactive groups. The temperature dependence of D(app) was evaluated using Arrhenius plots.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
UMEA UNIV,DEPT ANALYT CHEM,S-90187 UMEA,SWEDEN., 1992. Vol. 336, no 1-2, 263-279 p.
Analytical Chemistry Physical Chemistry
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-112728DOI: 10.1016/0022-0728(92)80275-9ISI: A1992JT12700018OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-112728DiVA: diva2:882309