Polyaniline nanotubules obtained in room-temperature ionic liquids

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Wei D, Kvarnstrom C, Lindfors T, Ivaska A
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC
Publication year: 2006
Journal: Electrochemistry Communications
Journal acronym: ELECTROCHEM COMMUN
Volume number: 8
Issue number: 10
Start page: 1563
End page: 1566
Number of pages: 4
ISSN: 1388-2481


Abstract

Polyaniline (PANI) nanotubules were synthesized electrochemically on a modified ITO glass in the room-temperature ionic liquid (IL), 1-butyl-3-methyl-imidazolium hexafluorophosphate (BMIPF(6)) containing 1 M trifluoroacetic acid. Tubular structures of PANI with the diameter of similar to 120 nm were shown by scanning electron microscopy. The resulting PANI from this IL media is further characterized by Raman and Fourier transform infrared spectra, which show that the PANI nanotubules are in the conducting form. This provides a possible IL media to functionalize conducting PANI with, for example, single wall carbon nanotubes for the application of organic photovoltaics and light emitting diodes.


Keywords

electropolymerization, ionic liquids, organic photovoltaics and light emitting diodes, polyaniline

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