Electrochemical synthesis of poly-6-amino-m-cresol (poly-AmC)

Keles H., Dehri I.

APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, vol.252, no.20, pp.7545-7552, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 252 Issue: 20
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2005.09.037
  • Title of Journal : APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.7545-7552


The electropolymerization of 6-amino-m-cresol (AmC) on a platinum electrode was studied in 0.1 M Na2SO4 solution containing 5 x 10(-3) M 6-amino-m-cresol at different pHs using cyclic voltammetry technique. Voltammetric results showed that oxidation of 6-amino-m-cresol produced a passivating polymeric film on the platinum surface at all pHs studied. Synthesized polymer has bronze color on platinum. To investigate the structure of poly-6-amino-m-cresol (poly-AmC) films FTIR technique was employed. The spectroscopic results indicate that polymer chain consist of ring opened units rather than phenoxazine structure. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.