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Fenelon, AM;Breslin, CB
2004
July
Synthetic Metals
An investigation into the degradation of polyaniline films grown on iron from oxalic acid
Published
37 ()
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MILD-STEEL CONDUCTIVE POLYMERS AQUEOUS-SOLUTIONS CORROSION COATINGS ELECTROCHEMISTRY PROTECTION OXIDATION ANILINE
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The electrosynthesis of polyaniline at iron from an oxalic acid solution and at platinum from a sulphuric acid solution was compared with a view to determining the extent of film degradation during formation of polyaniline at iron. It was found that polyaniline grown from oxalic acid is less susceptible to degradation, due to the shielding effect of the oxalate counter anions. The benzoquinone/hydroquinone redox couple was detected for polyaniline films formed on platinum and cycled to 1.3 V/SCE, however, this redox species was not detected during the electropolymerization of aniline at iron polarized to potentials of 1.5 V/SCE. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
LAUSANNE
0379-6779
10.1016/j.synthmet.2004.02.014
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