Comparison of Two Types of Overoxidized PEDOT Films and Their Application in Sensor Fabrication
AbstractPoly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) films were prepared by electro-oxidation on Au microelectrodes in an aqueous solution. Electrolyte solutions and polymerization parameters were optimized prior to overoxidation. The effect of overoxidation time has been optimized by cyclic voltammetry (CV) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), which results in the film overoxidized for 45 s at 1.35 V presenting a strong adsorption. The other one-step overoxidation film prepared by direct CV ranging from −0.6 V to 1.35 V was polymerized for comparison. Scanning electron microscope (SEM) analysis and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy were used for monitoring morphological changes and the evolution of functional groups. Both of them indicate increased abundant oxygen functional groups and roughness, yet the products exhibit dendritic morphology and piles of spherical protrusions, respectively. Moreover, double-step overoxidized film showed better electrochemical performance toward lead ion sensing. These characterizations highlight some novel properties that may be beneficial for specific sensing applications. View Full-Text
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Hui, Y.; Bian, C.; Wang, J.; Tong, J.; Xia, S. Comparison of Two Types of Overoxidized PEDOT Films and Their Application in Sensor Fabrication. Sensors 2017, 17, 628.
Hui Y, Bian C, Wang J, Tong J, Xia S. Comparison of Two Types of Overoxidized PEDOT Films and Their Application in Sensor Fabrication. Sensors. 2017; 17(3):628.Chicago/Turabian Style
Hui, Yun; Bian, Chao; Wang, Jinfen; Tong, Jianhua; Xia, Shanhong. 2017. "Comparison of Two Types of Overoxidized PEDOT Films and Their Application in Sensor Fabrication." Sensors 17, no. 3: 628.
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