In-situ spectroelectrochemical studies on the copolymerization of o-toluidine (OT) with diphenylamine-4-sulfonic acid (DPASA) were carried out on ITO electrode in 0.5 M H2SO4 for different feed ratios of OT and DPASA. The early stages of copolymerization of OT with DPASA have been identified through spectroelectrochemical techniques. The results revealed the formation of a head-to-tail dimer type of intermediate at the initial stages of copolymerization. This N-phenyl-paraphenylene diamine (PPD) type of intermediate was assigned to have a peak at 550 nm in UV-visible spectra and confirmed via derivative cyclic voltabsorptogram (DCVA). Constant potential electropolymerization results also supported the formation of intermediate with an absorption maximum at 550 nm.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Spectrochimica Acta - Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy|
|Publication status||Published - 2002 Jan 1|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Analytical Chemistry
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics