A1 Journal article – refereed
Enhanced electron transfer in composite films of reduced graphene oxide and poly(N-methylaniline)

List of Authors: Lindfors T, Österholm A, Kauppila J, Gyurcsányi RE
Publication year: 2013
Journal: Carbon
Journal name in source: Carbon
Number in series: 0
Volume number: 63
Issue number: 0
ISSN: 0008-6223

Abstract Poly(N-methylaniline) (PNMA) has been electropolymerized for the first time from a graphene oxide (GO) dispersion containing 1.0 M HClO4. Both \{GO\} and perchlorate were incorporated in the \{PNMA\} matrix during the electropolymerization resulting in the formation of a mixed composite material of PNMA-ClO4 and PNMA-GO. Under the acidic polymerization conditions, the carboxylic groups of \{GO\} are undissociated and \{GO\} is therefore mostly mechanically entrapped in the \{PNMA\} matrix while perchlorate functions as the primary charge compensating ion. Electrochemical reduction at −0.85 V improved the electron transfer of the composite film due to reduction of \{GO\} in the \{PNMA\} matrix.

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