JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE, vol.90, no.9, pp.2460-2468, 2003 (SCI-Expanded)
Electrochemical preparation of poly(2-bromoaniline) (PBrANI) and poly(aniline-co-2-bromoaniline) [P(An-co-2-BrAn)] was carried out in an acetonitrile solution containing tetrabutylammonium perchlorate (TBAP) and perchloric acid (HClO4). The cyclic voltammograms during the copolymerization had many features similar to those for the usual polymerization of aniline. The copolymer exhibits a higher dry electrical conductivity value than that of PBrANI and a lower one than that of PANI. The observed decrease in the conductivity of the copolymer relative to PANI is attributed to the incorporation of bromine moieties into the polyaniline chain. The structure and properties of the polymer and copolymer were elucidated using cyclic voltammetry (CV), FTIR, and UV-vis spectroscopy. (C) 2003 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.