Electropolymerization of anilines linked with triarylamines as a redox-active function

Hideo Tanaka, Hiroyasu Katsuura, Sigeru Torii

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Electropolymerization of aniline derivatives linked with a triarylamine moiety (TAA) as a redox-active function was investigated in various supporting electrolyte-solvent-electrode systems. A firmly adhering and conductive polyaniline film carrying TAA could be formed on a glassy carbon electrode by a cyclic potential sweep electrolysis of 4-{4-[N,N,-bis(4-bromophenyl)amino]phenyl}propyl (2-aminophenyl)acetate in dichloromethane containing n-Bu4NClO4 in the range from -0.5 to 1.80 V vs Ag/AgCl. The polymer-coated carbon electrode thus formed exhibits stable and broad redox peaks in the cyclic voltammograms even after 20 cycles. Similar cyclic potential sweep electrolysis of the related TAA-functionalized aniline derivatives was also carried out but redox-active conductive films were not formed. The effects of solvent, supporting electrolyte, electrode material are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2019-2026
Number of pages8
JournalElectrochimica Acta
Issue number13-14
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Conductive film
  • Electropolymerization
  • Polyaniline
  • Triarylamine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Electrochemistry


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