Preparation and SEESR-spectroscopic investigations of indole/pyrrole copolymers in aprotic medium

Koleli F., Arslan Y. , Dudukcu M.

SYNTHETIC METALS, vol.129, no.1, pp.47-52, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 129 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0379-6779(02)00028-0
  • Title of Journal : SYNTHETIC METALS
  • Page Numbers: pp.47-52


Indole and pyrrole solutions have been mixed in different ratios and oxidized under anodic conditions on Pt surface in acetonitrile/0.1 N LiClO4 solution. The electrocopolymerization mechanism and the electrochemical properties of synthesized copolymers have been investigated in detail. Current-potential diagrams of polypyrrole (PPy), polyindole (PIn), and the resulting copolymers have been recorded. In-situ resistance-potential measurements of synthesized copolymers have been carried out under atmospheric conditions. A significant variability have been observed in the conductivity of the copolymers, depending on applied potentials. Electrochemical behaviour of homo-polymers and copolymers have been studied at different temperature conditions. Simultaneous-electrochemical-electron-spin-resonance (SEESR) spectroscopy has been utilized for mechanistical investigation. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.