Electrosynthesis of poly(o-phenylenediamine) in a room temperature ionic liquid

D. Zane, A. Raffaele, A. Curulli, G.B. Appetecchi, S. Passerini

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Poly-o-phenylenediamine (PoPD) thin films were synthesized electrochemically on platinum electrodes in the room temperature ionic liquid (IL) N-butyl-N-methylpyrrolidinium (nonafluorobutanesulfonyl)-(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide (PYR14IM14). The polymer films were further characterized by electrochemical analysis and the results are compared with those obtained in conventional H2SO4aqueous solution. The polymer films obtained in the IL-based electrolyte showed a good adherence on Pt and appeared attractive for the realization of biosensors since they showed a good selectivity with respect to the most common interferent compounds. PoPD films deposited from IL-based electrolytes were investigated in solutions containing compounds as ascorbate and acetaminophen, which are common interferents in electrochemical biosensor analysis, and proved satisfying for application in biosensors. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2037 - 2040
Number of pages4
JournalElectrochemistry Communications
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2007
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrochemistry

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Zane, D., Raffaele, A., Curulli, A., Appetecchi, G. B., & Passerini, S. (2007). Electrosynthesis of poly(o-phenylenediamine) in a room temperature ionic liquid. Electrochemistry Communications, 9(8), 2037 - 2040. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.elecom.2007.06.002