Journal article

The synthesis of novel 3-substituted polypyrroles bearing crown-ether moieties and a study of their electrochemical properties

NJL Guernion, A Blencowe, W Hayes, P Lozano-Sanchez, S Skaarup

REACTIVE & FUNCTIONAL POLYMERS | ELSEVIER | Published : 2006

Abstract

A series of fourteen novel pyrrole monomers substituted at the 3-position with aliphatic and aromatic crown-ether moieties have been synthesised in good yield and characterised extensively. Several of these compounds were electropolymerised successfully in acetonitrile, using both potentiostatic and galvanostatic modes and the electrochemical properties of those systems were studied via cyclic voltammetry in aqueous and organic media. Novel crown-ether substituted polypyrrole derivatives revealed reversible redox couples in LiClO4/CH3CN (0.1 M). The morphology of these novel crown-ether substituted polypyrrole derivatives was characterised by scanning electron microscopy. These polymers exhi..

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