Electrochemical synthesis and characterization of a new soluble conducting polymer

UDUM Y., Ergun Y., ŞAHİN Y., PEKMEZ K., Yildiz A.

JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE, vol.44, no.12, pp.3148-3155, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10853-009-3419-6
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.3148-3155
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: No


Electroactive poly(4-methyl carbazole-3-carboxylic acid) (PMCCA) film was formed on Pt electrode surface by oxidative electropolymerization of a new carbazole derivative. The structure of the soluble polymer was elucidated by nuclear magnetic resonance (H-1 and C-13 NMR) and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. The average molecular weight has been determined by gel permeation chromatography (GPC) to be M (n) = 51,000 for the electrochemically synthesized polymer. Characterizations of the resulting polymer were performed by cyclic voltammetry, dry conductivity measurement, scanning electron microscopy, and UV-vis spectroscopy. Spectroelectrochemical studies indicated that PMCCA films revealed a green color in the oxidized state and a high transmittance in the neutral state. The conductivities of PMCCA are in the range of 10(-5)-10(-4) S cm(-1).