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Impedance spectroscopy of N-substituted oligo-oxyethylene polypyrrole films

Önal, Ahmet Muhtar
The electrochemical properties of neutral (dedoped) and oxidized (doped) poly(1,11-bis(1,1-pyrrole)-3,6,9-trioxaundecane) (poly-I) film electrodes were investigated using cyclic voltammetry and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) techniques. Poly-I was deposited on glassy carbon electrode (GCE) from acetonitrile solution containing 5.0 x 10(-3) M 1,11-bis(1,1-pyrrole)-3,6,9-trioxaundecane (I) and 0.1 M LiClO4 supporting electrolyte. Doped poly-I exhibits a single semicircle in its complex-capacitance plots, indicating a single dominant ion transport process, together with high capacitance values. These features make this polymer film a candidate for an energy storage material. Also, poly-I can be a candidate as a sensory material for the detection of Ag+ based on impedance parameters. (C) 2008 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.