Electrochemical synthesis and characterization of a new conducting polymer: Polyrhodanine

Kardas G. , Solmaz R.

APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, cilt.253, sa.7, ss.3402-3407, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 253 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2006.07.042
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.3402-3407


An antimicrobial drug, rhodanine (Rh), was electrochemically polymerized on a Pt electrode using cyclic voltammetry (CV). The high quality and homogeneous polyrhodanine (pRh) films with a dark-purple color were obtained. The chemical structure characterization was investigated by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and UV-vis spectroscopy techniques. Further, thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and differential thermal analysis (DTA) techniques used to investigate thermal properties of the film. It is found that thermal stability of pRh films is relatively high. It is also observed that tetrahydrofurane (THF) and N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) are good solvents for the polymer. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.