Electropolymerization of poly(3-methylthiophene) in pyrrolidinium-based ionic liquids for hybrid supercapacitors

Maurizio Biso, Marina Mastragostino, Maria Montanino, Stefano Passerini, Francesca Soavi

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The ionic liquids (ILs) N-butyl-N-methyl-pyrrolidinium trifluoromethanesulfonate (PYR14Tf) and N-methyl-N-propyl-pyrrolidinium bis(fluorosulfonyl)imide (PYR13FSI) are investigated as electropolymerization media for poly(3-methylthiophene) (pMeT) in view of their use in carbon/IL/pMeT hybrid supercapacitors. Data on the viscosity, solvent polarity, conductivity and electrochemical stability of PYR14Tf and PYR13FSI as well as the effect of their properties on the electropolymerization and electrochemical performance of pMeT, which features >200 Fg-1at 60 °C when prepared and tested in such ILs, are reported and discussed; the results of the electrochemical characterization in N-butyl-N-methyl-pyrrolidinium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide of the so-obtained pMeT are also given, for comparison. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7967 - 7971
Number of pages5
JournalElectrochimica Acta
Issue number27
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2008
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry

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