Electrochemical synthesis of sulfonated polypyrrole in FSO3H/acetonitrile solution

ŞAHİN Y. , Aydın A., Udum Y., Pekmez K., Yıldız A.

JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE, cilt.93, sa.2, ss.526-533, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 93 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1002/app.20473
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.526-533


The incorporation of SO3- groups into a polypyrrole backbone was successfully carried out using FSO3H/acetonitrile medium. The degree of sulfonation (sulfonation or sulfur-to-nitrogen ratio) of polymer was controlled by varying FSO3H concentration while the film was being electrodeposited. The cyclic voltammograms of the electrodeposited films were taken between -1.00 and +2.00 V (versus Ag/AgCl) in blank solution. A substantial effect on the electrical conductivity was observed upon the incorporation of SO3- groups in the polypyrrole polymeric chain. The elemental analysis results of the freshly prepared and reduced films give independent evidence that the SO3- groups are covalently bound to the structure. FTIR, UV-Vis, spectroscopy and SEM techniques were used to characterize the electrosynthesized polypyrrole films. (C) 2004 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.