Deepa, M. and Bhandari, Shweta and Kant, Rama (2008) A comparison of charge transport behavior in functionalized and non-functionalized poly 3,4-(ethylenedioxythiophene) films. Electrochimica Acta, 54 (4). pp. 1292-1303. ISSN 0013-4686

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Poly 3,4-(ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) films electropolymerized from an aqueous micellar solution containing sodium dioctyl sulfosuccinate and the monomer were functionalized with 1-fluoro-2-nitro-4-azidobenzene (FNAB) molecules by a photochemical nitrene insertion reaction. The variation in redox activity and the changes in the charge transfer and diffusion (through bulk) behavior of the functionalized and the non-functionalized PEDOT films have been followed by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and cyclic voltammetry. While the functionalized film allows a reversible insertion and extraction of guest cations and anions, the non-functionalized film is capable of exchanging only anions. The higher level of oxidation attained in the functionalized film is also reflected in the longer diffusion length (lD) observed for the ions in this film. In both films the barrier to charge transfer is resistive rather than capacitive. Both charge transfer and diffusion resistance (RCT and RD) are lower for the functionalized film, a consequence of a higher surface roughness and a more nodular morphology and therefore higher optical contrast and faster color–bleach kinetics are achieved in this film. For the functionalized and the non-functionalized films, both RCT and RD are greatly enhanced during reduction than for oxidation. In particular, in the low frequency regime, the hindered diffusion-controlled extraction of anions from the bulk of the film is also evident from the larger RD as compared to RCT and the difference in their magnitudes is more pronounced for the functionalized film thus confirming that functionalization is a useful method for controlling the redox response of conducting polymer films.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Poly 3,4-(ethylenedioxythiophene); Functionalization; Electrochemical impedance; Diffusion; Charge transfer
Subjects: Electrochemistry
Depositing User: Ms Neetu Chandra
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2012 11:47
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2012 11:47

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