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An Electrochemical Study on the Copolymer Formed from Piperazine and Aniline Monomers

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Laboratoire de Chimie des Matériaux, Faculté des Sciences de Bizerte, Zarzouna Université de Carthage, Jarzouna, Bizerte 7021, Tunisia
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Departamento de Química Física e Instituto Universitario de Materiales, Universidad de Alicante, Ap. 99, E-03080 Alicante, Spain
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Departamento de Ingenieria Textil y Papelera, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Plaza Ferrandiz y Carbonell, 1, E-03801 Alcoy, Spain
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Materials 2018, 11(6), 1012; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma11061012
Received: 23 May 2018 / Revised: 7 June 2018 / Accepted: 12 June 2018 / Published: 14 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Conductive Polymers: Materials and Applications)
A study on the electrochemical oxidation of piperazine and its electrochemical copolymerization with aniline in acidic medium is presented. It was found that the homopolymerization of piperazine cannot be achieved under electrochemical conditions. A combination of electrochemistry, in situ Fourier transform infrared (FTIR), and ex situ X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) spectroscopies was used to characterize both the chemical structure and the redox behavior of an electrochemically synthesized piperazine–aniline copolymer. The electrochemical sensing properties of the deposited material were also tested against ascorbic acid and dopamine as redox probes. View Full-Text
Keywords: copolymer; polyaniline; piperazine; FTIR in situ copolymer; polyaniline; piperazine; FTIR in situ
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Dkhili, S.; López-Bernabeu, S.; Kedir, C.N.; Huerta, F.; Montilla, F.; Besbes-Hentati, S.; Morallon, E. An Electrochemical Study on the Copolymer Formed from Piperazine and Aniline Monomers. Materials 2018, 11, 1012.

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