Electrochemical tailoring of fibrous polyaniline and electroless decoration with gold and platinum nanoparticles

Abdelhamid, Muhammad E., Snook, Graeme A., & O'Mullane, Anthony P. (2016) Electrochemical tailoring of fibrous polyaniline and electroless decoration with gold and platinum nanoparticles. Langmuir, 32(35), pp. 8834-8842.

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Abstract

Presented in this work is a facile and quick electrochemical method to control the morphology of thick PANi films, without the use of templates. By stepping the polymerisation potential from high voltages to a lower (or series of lower) voltage(s), the morphology of the polymer was successfully controlled and fibrous structures, unique to each potential step, were achieved. In addition, the resultant films were tested electrochemically for its viability as an electrode material for flexible batteries and supercapacitors. Furthermore, the PANi film was decorated with gold and platinum nanoparticles via an electroless deposition process for possible electrocatalytic applications, whereby the oxidation of hydrazine at the composite was investigated.

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ID Code: 99818
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Polyanaline, Electropolymerisation, Electroless deposition, Capacitor, Energy storage
DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b02058
ISSN: 1520-5827
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (INCL. STRUCTURAL) (030600) > Electrochemistry (030604)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
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Facilities: Central Analytical Research Facility
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 American Chemical Society
Copyright Statement: This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in Langmuir, copyright © American Chemical Society after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b02058
Deposited On: 11 Oct 2016 23:05
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2016 04:57

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