Electrochemical polymerization of benzene in the presence of Ag+, Pb2+ and Cu+ ions

Ersöz A., Arca M., PEKMEZ K., Yildiz A.

Materials Research Innovations, vol.4, no.2-3, pp.126-130, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 2-3
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s100190000082
  • Journal Name: Materials Research Innovations
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.126-130
  • Keywords: Conducting polymers, Electrooxidation of benzene, Poly(p-phenylene)
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Poly(p-phenylene) (PPP) films were synthesized by using benzene and fluorosulphonic acid (FSO3H) as a strong acid containing Ag+, Pb2+ and Cu+ ions in methylene chloride (CH2Cl2) solution. Addition of Ag+ or Pb2+ ions into the polymerization medium improved the PPP films formation, but Cu+ ion did not have an effect on polymerization. PPP films were characterized by cyclic voltammetry, IR and TGA. Dry conductivities were measured by using four probe technique.