Title

Surface-Confined Monomers on Electrode Surfaces. 1. Electrochemical and Microscopic Characterizaiion of ω-(N-Pyrrolyl) alkanethiol Self-Assembled Monolayers on Au

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1995

Abstract

The synthesis of various ω-(N-pyrrolyl)alkanethiols and electrochemical characterization of the resulting monolayers on Au is described. Cyclic voltammograms of the monolayers on Au in BU4NCIO4/CH3CN display an irreversible wave at +1.00 V vs SSCE due to oxidation of pyrrole sites in the monolayer. There is no voltammetric evidence for polymerization of the surface-confined pyrrole units when the potential is scanned between 0 and +1.3 V in BU4NCIO4/CH3CN. Poly(pyrrole) films deposited on w-(N-pyrrolyl)-alkanethiol/Au surfaces are extremely adherent and smooth. Scanning electron micrographs of the polymers show that the films are composed of nuclei 80-100 nm in diameter. The differences between poly(pyrrole) formed on modified and unmodified Au are discussed. © 1995, American Chemical Society. All rights reserved.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Langmuir

First Page

296

Last Page

301

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