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Proceedings 2017, 1(4), 480;

Conducting Polymers for Ammonia Sensing: Electrodeposition, Hybrid Materials and Heterojunctions

ICMUB, UMR CNRS 6302, Université de Bourgogne, 9 av. A. Savary, 21000 Dijon, France
Presented at the Eurosensors 2017 Conference, Paris, France, 3–6 September 2017.
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Published: 7 August 2017
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Polyaniline (PANI) with electrodonating and electrowithdrawing substituents were electrodeposited and studied as sensing materials in resistors and heterojunctions. Whereas the dimethoxyaniline leads to a highly conductive material, the tetrafluoroaniline leads to a poor conducting polymer. However, this latter was used in heterojunctions, associated with a highly conductive material, the lutetium bisphthalocyanine LuPc2. Elsewhere, hybrid materials combining polypyrrole (PPy) with ionic macrocycles as counterions were also electrosynthesized and used as sensing material in resistors, for the detection of ammonia. They exhibit a higher sensitivity compared to PPy prepared with small counterions, with a stable response in a broad range of relative humidity.
Keywords: conducting polymer; heterojunction; gas sensor; ammonia; humidity conducting polymer; heterojunction; gas sensor; ammonia; humidity
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Bouvet, M.; Mateos, M.; Meunier-Prest, R.; Suisse, J.-M. Conducting Polymers for Ammonia Sensing: Electrodeposition, Hybrid Materials and Heterojunctions. Proceedings 2017, 1, 480.

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