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Electrodeposition And Characterisation Of Copolymers Based On Pyrrole And 3,4-Ethylenedioxythiophene In Bmim Bf4 Using A Microcell Configuration, Lavinia Astratine, Edmond Magner, John Cassidy, Tony Betts Jan 2014

Electrodeposition And Characterisation Of Copolymers Based On Pyrrole And 3,4-Ethylenedioxythiophene In Bmim Bf4 Using A Microcell Configuration, Lavinia Astratine, Edmond Magner, John Cassidy, Tony Betts

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Electrochemical copolymerization of pyrrole (Py) and 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene (EDOT) was performed in an ionic liquid 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate, (BMIM BF4) employing a ‘micro-cell’ in order to use the materials efficiently. Characterization of the copolymers formed on an ITO substrate was performed for different Py: EDOT ratios (1:2, 1:1, 2:1) in both aqueous and ionic liquid electrolytes. Electrochemical and spectroelectrochemical analysis revealed that the properties of the copolymer depend upon the Py/EDOT monomer ratio used. The copolymer PPy-co-PEDOT (2:1) displayed good stability, a switching time of 20 s and a colouration efficiency of 101.3 C-1cm2. The ...