ISSN print edition: 0366-6352
ISSN electronic edition: 1336-9075
Registr. No.: MK SR 9/7
Spectroscopy of thin polyaniline films deposited during chemical oxidation of aniline
Miroslava Trchová, Zuzana Morávková, Ivana Šeděnková, and Jaroslav Stejskal
Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Heyrovsky Sq. 2, 162 06 Prague 6, Czech Republic
Abstract: Any surface immersed in the aqueous reaction mixture used for the preparation of polyaniline becomes coated with a polyaniline
film of submicrometre thickness. In this way, various materials can be modified by an overlayer of conducting polymer. The
present review illustrates the role of infrared, Raman, and UV-VIS spectroscopies in the studies of polyaniline film growth.
Spectroscopic methods are crucial in the evaluation of the performance of polyaniline films alone or in combination with nanoparticles
of noble metals. The assessment of film ageing and stability can be followed conveniently by these methods. Carbonization
of polyaniline films to nitrogen-containing carbon analogues is also discussed.
Keywords: polyaniline – thin films – UV-VIS spectroscopy – FTIR spectroscopy – Raman spectroscopy
Full paper is available at www.springerlink.com.
Chemical Papers 66 (5) 415–445 (2012)