Synthesis of 2-(9H-Carbazole-9-yl)ethyl Methacrylate: Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopic Study of Poly(2-(9H-carbazole-9-yl)ethyl methacrylate) on Carbon Fiber

ATEŞ M., ULUDAĞ N., Sarac A. S.

JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE, vol.121, no.6, pp.3475-3482, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 121 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/app.34000
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.3475-3482
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this contribution, 2-(9H-carbazol-9-yl)ethyl methacrylate (CzEMA) monomer was chemically synthesized. The monomer characterization was performed by FT-IR, H-1-NMR, C-13-NMR, and melting point analysis. The electropolymerization of CzEMA was studied onto carbon fiber microelectrodes (CFMEs) as an active electrode material in 0.1M sodium perchlorate (NaClO4)/acetonitrile (ACN) solution. The electropolymerization experiments were done from 1 mM to 10 mM. The detailed characterization of the resulting electrocoated Poly (CzEMA)/CFME thin films was studied by various techniques, i.e., cyclic voltammetry (CV), Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). The effects of initial monomer concentrations (1, 3, 5, and 10 mM) during the preparation of modified electrodes were examined by EIS. Capacitive behaviors of modified CFMEs were defined via Nyquist, Bode-magnitude, and Bode-phase plots. Variation of capacitance values by initial monomer concentration and specific capacitance values are presented. The highest specific capacitance value electrocoated polymer thin film by CV method in the initial monomer concentration of 5 mM with a charge of 52.74 mC was obtained about 424.1 mu F cm (2). (C) 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci 121: 3475-3482, 2011