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Polypyrrole self-organized nanopore arrays formed by controlled electropolymerization in TiO2 nanotube template

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Abstract

A new concept for formation of nanostructured intrinsically conducting polymers (ICP) is demonstrated. Polypyrrole can be electropolymerized from an ionic-surfactant-solution in TiO2 nanotube framework to form a geometrical structure of self-organized nanopore arrays. Polymerization is initialized selectively in the space between nanotube walls forming a mechanically stable polymer network with controlled wall thickness from 40 to 10 nm. Such robust polymer nanostructures are very promising for application in electrochemical systems of limited charge carrier diffusion length.

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The article was received on 11 Aug 2010, accepted on 05 Oct 2010 and first published on 22 Oct 2010


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C0CC03184D
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2010,46, 8585-8587

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    Polypyrrole self-organized nanopore arrays formed by controlled electropolymerization in TiO2 nanotube template

    D. Kowalski and P. Schmuki, Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 8585
    DOI: 10.1039/C0CC03184D

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