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Title: A cyclic voltammetry study of polypyrrole conducting polymer film in aqueous BaCl2 and LiCl electrolytes
Authors: Farhan, M. S. M.
Jafeen, M. J. M.
Keywords: Polypyrrole
Redox Process
Soft Actuators
Issue Date: 30-Nov-2021
Publisher: Faculty of Applied Sciences, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Sammanthurai.
Citation: 10th Annual Science Research Sessions 2021 (ASRS-2021) Proceedings on "Data-Driven Scientific Research for Sustainable Innovations". 30th November 2021. Faculty of Applied Sciences, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Sammanthurai, Sri Lanka. pp. 136.
Abstract: The emergence of electronically conducting polymers having fascinating properties has opened up a novel class of polymers suitable for modern applications, including smart soft actuators or ‘artificial muscles”. The change in volume of these polymers when the redox state is altered in aqueous electrolytes is exploited in these actuators. The actuation property of these polymers highly depends on cycling electrolytes, types, and concentrations. The present study aims to explore the possibilities to use Polypyrrole, doped with the immobile anion dodecyl benzene sulfonate (PPy/DBS) films cycled in LiCl and BaCl2 electrolytes. In this study, PPy (DBS) films of thickness 400 nm were electropolymerized on 6 MHz AT-cut quartz crystal electrodes from a synthesized solution containing 0.05 M pyrrole monomer in 0.05 M NaDBS solution and characterized by simultaneous cyclic voltammetry and Electrochemical Quartz Crystal Microbalance (EQCM) measurements. The films were cycled in 0.1 M BaCl2 0.1 M LiCl, 2 M LiCl, and 1 M BaCl2 electrolytes. The actuation mechanism of the film in LiCl electrolytes (up to 2M concentrations) is exclusively based on cations motions while that in BaCl 2 (up to 1M concentrations) is contributed with both cations and anions in electrolytes. It implies that the redox ionic motion resulting from the actuation of PPy (DBS) films is not exclusively based on metallic ion presence in the electrolyte but depends on the type of metallic ions present in the cycling electrolytes used. When compared with high and low concentrations in LiCl and BaCl2, a larger frequency change was obtained in low concentrations rather than in higher concentrations, indicating that the actuation in thin concentrations is larger than higher.
ISBN: 978-624-5736-19-5
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