Electropolymerized films of isocyanide-functionalized anilines: incorporation of a heavy metal cation into polyanilines

Andrew G. Sykes, Yining Shi, Thomas R Dillingham, Timothy L. Porter, Gerald Caple

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The techniques of cyclic voltammetry, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy (AFM) were used to study the electrochemical generation and characterization of isocyanide-functionalized polyaniline thin films. 3-Isocyanoaniline 1, [Ir(3-isocyanoaniline)4]PF6 and [Ir(4-isocyanoaniline)4]PF6, formed yellow-gold, well adherent thin films when electropolymerized on platinum and ITO electrode surfaces and were redox active. Polyaniline and the thin film of 1 exposed to iridium(I) metal cations in chloroform solution incorporated iridium(I) into the films. The thin film of 1 exhibited a highly oriented, fibrous structure with average strand widths of 25A °in diameter as determined by AFM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-145
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Electroanalytical Chemistry
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jan 3 1995



  • Cyclic voltammetry
  • Electropolymerized films
  • Isocyanide-functionalized anilines
  • Polyanilines

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry

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