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In Vacuum Electropolymerization of Vapor-Deposited Source Molecules into Polymer Films in Ionic Liquid

Abstract

In this communication, a new in vacuum electropolymerization process combined with vapor-phase deposition using ionic liquid (IL) is proposed, in which source molecules are sequentially introduced into an IL layer coated on a patterned electrode substrate under the control of applied electrode potential. Based on this process concept, a direct polymerization of terthiophene into polythiophene films in IL was successfully demonstrated. The process could be numerically simulated to reproduce well its dynamic time-response of the oxidative current to the vapor deposition sequence and to prove its capability to precisiely control electropolymerization by the saturated oxidative current density proportional to the vapor deposition rate.

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The article was received on 21 Aug 2019, accepted on 01 Nov 2019 and first published on 01 Nov 2019


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C9RE00343F
React. Chem. Eng., 2019, Accepted Manuscript

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    In Vacuum Electropolymerization of Vapor-Deposited Source Molecules into Polymer Films in Ionic Liquid

    K. Okawara, T. Nishimura, S. Maruyama, M. Kubo and Y. Matsumoto, React. Chem. Eng., 2019, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C9RE00343F

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