Ion Movement in Polypyrrole/Dodecylbenzenesulphonate Films in aqueous and non-aqueous electrolytes.

K. Vidanapathirana, M.A. Careem, Steen Skaarup, Keld West

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The electrochemical characteristics during the redox process of polypyrrole (PPy) films, prepared using dodecylbenzenesulphonate (DBS-) dopant species, have been investigated using a combination of cyclic voltammetry and Electrochemical Quartz Crystal Microbalance (EQCM) measurements. Investigations were carried out using aqueous and non-aqueous electrolytes to study the effect of solvent on the ion movement during redox processes. When PPy films are cycled in aqueous electrolytes transport of both anion and cation occurs during oxidation and reduction. However, when cycled in the nonaqueous electrolyte propylene carbonate (PC) only anion movement takes place.
Original languageEnglish
JournalSolid State Ionics
Pages (from-to)331-335
Publication statusPublished - 2002


  • Conducting polymers
  • Cyclic voltammetry
  • Electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance
  • Polypyrrole
  • Ion movement

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