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Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society (BKCS)

ISSN 0253-2964(Print)
ISSN 1229-5949(Online)
Volume 11, Number 2
BKCSDE 11(2)
February 20, 1990 

Electrochemical and Spectrophotometric Studies on Polyaniline and its Degradation
Jung Kyoon Chon*, Byung Hoon Min, Woon Kie Paik
A spectroelectrochemical study on the redox chemistry of polyaniline (PANI) was carried out by using indium-tin oxide (ITO) transparent electrode in aqueous acidic solutions. Three different PANI-derived species were observed depending on the potential. The most highly oxidized species having alternating benzenoid-quinoid structures degraded through hydrolysis reaction. The degradation products were confirmed to be p-benzoquinone (BQ) and p-diaminobenzene (PDAB) by spectrophotometry anld potentiostatic experiments. Finally, a degradation mechanism is deduced from the observed behaviour.
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