Accession Number : ADA192804

Title :   The Electrochemistry and Properties of Poly-Paraphenylene Formed from the Anodic Oxidation of Biphenyl in Aprotic Solvents.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : UTAH UNIV SALT LAKE CITY DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Pons, Stanley ; McAleer, Jerome F ; Ashley, Kevin ; Smith, Jerry J ; Bandyopadhyay, Saibal

PDF Url : ADA192804

Report Date : 30 Jul 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : Conducting poly-paraphenylene films can be grown on platinum electrodes via the electrochemical anodic polymerization of biphenyl. Electroreflectance and complex plane impedance analysis are used to investigate the conductivity of the polymer which, like polypyrrole, is high for the oxidized polymer and low for the neutral polymer. Films formed in this way are shown to have potential applications in batteries and are able to incorporate certain reactive species in a matrix that is useful for electrocatalysis. Keywords: Conducting polymers, Polyphenylene.

Descriptors :   *BIPHENYL, *ELECTROCHEMISTRY, *POLYMERS, *REACTIVITIES, ANODIC COATINGS, CATALYSIS, CONDUCTIVITY, ELECTRODES, IMPEDANCE, NEUTRAL, OXIDATION, POLYMERIZATION, PYRROLES, SOLVENTS, ANODES, CATIONS

Subject Categories : Polymer Chemistry
      Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE