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Conducting polymer electrochemistry in ionic liquids

journal contribution
posted on 04.04.2003, 00:00 authored by J Mazurkiewicz, P Innis, G Wallace, D MacFarlane, Maria ForsythMaria Forsyth
Applications of polymers like polypyrrole and polythiophene often require interaction with an electrolyte consisting of solvent and dissolved salt. Ionic Liquids (ILs) are pure saits, fluid at room temperature, that form charged electrolytes. Pure l-Bu-3-Me-Imidazolium PF6 (BMI PF6) a hydrophobic IL that has a wide potential window, was used to investigate the electrochemistry ofpolypyrrole. Enhanced electrochemic~l stability of polypyrrole was obtained on repetitive redox cycling with respect to the equivalent propylene carbonate electrolyte with tetrabutylammonium hexaflurophosphate (TBA PF6) electrolyte.

History

Journal

Synthetic metals

Volume

135-136

Pagination

32 - 32

Publisher

Elsevier S.A.

Location

Basel, Switzerland

ISSN

0379-6779

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2003, Elsevier Science B.V.