Electrochemical nanogravimetric studies on the electropolymerization of indole and on polyindole

Balázs B. Berkes, György Inzelt

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Abstract

The electrochemical quartz crystal nanobalance has been used to study the formation and redox behavior of polyindole in acid media. It was found that the redox transformations of polyindole are accompanied with the sorption and desorption of counterions. A comparison is made with the electropolymerization of 4-aminoindole and with the behavior of poly(4-aminoindole), where completely different mass change curves have been detected. Based on the results of the nanogravimetric measurements a redox mechanism describing also the pH dependence is suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-15
Number of pages5
JournalElectrochimica Acta
Volume122
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 10 2014

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Keywords

  • Charge transport
  • Electrochemical quartz crystal nanobalance (EQCN)
  • Electropolymerization
  • Indole

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Electrochemistry

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