A composite material based on overlapped layers of electrochemically synthesized Prussian Blue (PB) and terthiophene-derived polymer is described, aiming at enhancing the stability of the hexacyanoferrate thanks to the protective action of the polymer. Two bilayer configurations and deposition methods (for the polymer component) were tested. The morphology and electrochemical behavior in organic solvent and in aqueous solutions containing different supporting electrolytes were carried out. The best performances of electrodes modified with films of the composite material as to increased stability of PB were achieved with the potentiostatically deposited polymer covering the PB layer, in acetate buffer at pH 5.5. As for potential cycling stress, the anodic and cathodic peak currents due to PB were not decreased after 20 cycles. Conversely, PB alone displayed the anodic peak currents relevant to PB/PrussianWhite (PW) and PB/Berlin Green (BG) systems decreased by about 30 %. The stability to local pH increase was assessed by cyclic voltammetry after electrochemical reduction of H2O2. For example, the anodic peak currents were decreasing by 15% and 5 %for the two PB redox systems, while for PB alone the same currents decreased by 35 % and 10 %. The response sensitivity to hydrogen peroxide was improved by 54 %, with respect to PB alone, as evaluated by chronoamperometry.

ELECTROCHEMICALLY DEPOSITED THIOPHENE-BASED POLYMERS AS PROTECTIVE AGENTS FOR PRUSSIAN BLUE THIN FILMS

GUADAGNINI, LORELLA;SALATELLI, ELISABETTA;TONELLI, DOMENICA
2014

Abstract

A composite material based on overlapped layers of electrochemically synthesized Prussian Blue (PB) and terthiophene-derived polymer is described, aiming at enhancing the stability of the hexacyanoferrate thanks to the protective action of the polymer. Two bilayer configurations and deposition methods (for the polymer component) were tested. The morphology and electrochemical behavior in organic solvent and in aqueous solutions containing different supporting electrolytes were carried out. The best performances of electrodes modified with films of the composite material as to increased stability of PB were achieved with the potentiostatically deposited polymer covering the PB layer, in acetate buffer at pH 5.5. As for potential cycling stress, the anodic and cathodic peak currents due to PB were not decreased after 20 cycles. Conversely, PB alone displayed the anodic peak currents relevant to PB/PrussianWhite (PW) and PB/Berlin Green (BG) systems decreased by about 30 %. The stability to local pH increase was assessed by cyclic voltammetry after electrochemical reduction of H2O2. For example, the anodic peak currents were decreasing by 15% and 5 %for the two PB redox systems, while for PB alone the same currents decreased by 35 % and 10 %. The response sensitivity to hydrogen peroxide was improved by 54 %, with respect to PB alone, as evaluated by chronoamperometry.
Guadagnini, L.; Salatelli, E.; Kharina, A.; Tonelli, D.
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