The effect of ion-polymer binding on ionic diffusion in dicarbazole-based conducting polymers

Zvika Pomerantz, Germà Garcia-Belmonte, Augustine Joseph, Jean Paul Lellouche, Juan Bisquert, Arie Zaban

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An electrochemical polymerization and characterization is reported on a series of eight dicarbazole-type conducting polymers with different attached functional groups. The influence of the electronic character of the subgroup on the ionic conductivity properties of the polymers was examined. Impedance spectroscopy measurements were used to set the ionic chemical diffusion coefficients, D, in the polymer matrix at a variety of doping levels, for each of the polydicarbazoles. We relate D dependency with potential to morphological and electronic processes in the polymer occurring during oxidation. By combination of cyclic voltammetry and impedance spectroscopy for part of the series we reveal that the diffusion of ions in the matrix is easier in polymers were the functional group is highly electron-attracting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6841-6847
Number of pages7
JournalElectrochimica Acta
Issue number24
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2007

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Funding Information:
The work was supported by Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia of Spain under projects MAT2004-05168 and by the VIth Framework European project NACBO (Grant NMP3-2004-500802-2).


  • Conducting polymers
  • Cyclic voltammetry
  • Impedance spectroscopy
  • Ionic diffusion
  • Polydicarbazole


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