Incorporation of cobalt-ferrite nanoparticles into a conducting polymer in aqueous micellar medium: Strategy to get photocatalytic composites

Balázs Endrodi, Dorottya Hursán, Liliána Petrilla, Gábor Bencsik, Csaba Visy, Amani Chams, Nabiha Maslah, Christian Perruchot, Mohamed Jouini

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Abstract

In this study an easy strategy for conducting polymer based nanocomposite formation is presented through the deposition of cobalt-ferrite (CoFe 2O4) containing poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) thin layers. The electrochemical polymerization has been performed galvanostatically in an aqueous micellar medium in the presence of the nanoparticles and the surface active Triton X-100. The nanoparticles have been characterized by Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), the thin layers has been studied by applying Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and X-ray diffraction (XRD), and the basic electrochemical properties have been also determined. Moreover, electrocatalytic activity of the composite was demonstrated in the electrooxidation reaction of dopamine (DA). The enhanced sensitivity - related to the cobalt-ferrite content - and the experienced photocatalyitic activity are promising for future application.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)376-381
Number of pages6
JournalActa Chimica Slovenica
Volume61
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Cobalt-ferrite
  • Dopamine
  • PEDOT
  • Photocatalysis
  • Triton X-100

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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Endrodi, B., Hursán, D., Petrilla, L., Bencsik, G., Visy, C., Chams, A., Maslah, N., Perruchot, C., & Jouini, M. (2014). Incorporation of cobalt-ferrite nanoparticles into a conducting polymer in aqueous micellar medium: Strategy to get photocatalytic composites. Acta Chimica Slovenica, 61(2), 376-381.