Electrochemical synthesis of porous polypyrrole materials using polyacrylonitrile monolith template

Chinami Kaneda, Kenta Tanaka, Mahito Atobe

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A porous polypyrrole (PPy) material having a three-dimensionally developed, continuous porous structure was fabricated by using a polyacrylonitrile (PAN) monolith as a template. The PAN monolith was easily produced through a thermally induced phase separation approach. Electroconductive Au/PAN monolith was prepared by electroless Ni plating and substitution plating for Au in order to use a PAN monolith as a template electrode for the electrodeposition of PPy. Then a PPy/Au/PAN monolith was prepared by the template electrodeposition of PPy on the Au/PAN monolith template electrode. PPy was found to be uniformly deposited on the entire template electrode, including its inside. Cyclic voltammetry experiments revealed that the PPy/Au/PAN monolith exhibited much higher electrochemical capacitance due to its porous structure. This new material could potentially be used in energy device applications such as capacitors and batteries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-133
Number of pages5
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Monolith
  • Polypyrrole
  • Porous materials
  • Template Electrochemical Synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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