Electropolymerization of N-methylanthranilic acid and spectroelectrochemical characterization of the formed film

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List of Authors: Maija Blomquist, Tom Lindfors, Rose-Marie Latonen, Johan Bobacka
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication year: 2009
Journal: Synthetic Metals
Volume number: 159
Issue number: 1-2
Start page: 96
End page: 102


The electropolymerization of N-methylanthranilic acid (NMAA) is reported in this paper. The monomer is substituted both at ortho- and N-position
and, to the best of our knowledge, it has not been previously
electropolymerized. Electropolymerization of NMAA was done on glassy
carbon and optically transparent (indium) tin oxide electrodes. The
obtained films, which are probably of an oligomeric nature (oligoNMMA),
were characterized with cyclic voltammetry (CV), in situ UV–vis and Raman spectroscopy, ex situ FTIR spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy (SEM).Our results show that NMAA can be electropolymerized as thin films in 1.0 M HCIO(4), but the oxidation and reduction peak currents in the CVs indicate that the formed oligoNMAA films are thinner than poly(N-methylaniline) or poly(N-butylaniline) films prepared under similar conditions. The CV and UV-vis measurements confirm that oligoNMAA have three oxidation states like suggested in the redox scheme of substituted polyanilines. The Raman spectra of oligoNMAA also verify that more quinoid units are formed at higher potentials in accordance with the redox scheme. The ex situ FTIR measurement proves that covalently attached carboxylic acid groups are present in the film structure and attached to the oligoNMAA backbone.


cyclic voltammetry, Electropolymerization, FTIR spectroscopy, poly(N-methylanthranilic acid), Raman spectroscopy, UV-vis

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