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Copolymer Modified Electrode with Hydroxyl and Amino Derivatives of Anthraquinones for Oxygen Reduction

Author Affiliations

  • 1Manonmaniam Sundranar University, Tirunelveli, India and Department of Chemistry, Chandy College of Engineering, Thoothukudi, India
  • 2Department of Chemistry, Sri K.G.S Arts and Science College, Srivaikuntam, India
  • 3Department of Chemistry, V.O.Chidambaram College, Thoothukudi, India

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 6, Issue (9), Pages 36-42, September,18 (2016)


The electrochemical characterisation of poly (3-methylthiophene-co-3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) modified glassy carbon electrode with hydroxyl and amino derivatives of anthraquinones were determined. The consequence of pH on the electrochemical behaviour and stable behaviour towards the modified poly(3-methylthiophene-co-3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) were investigated. Using chronoamperometric and chronocoulometric techniques, the diffusion coefficient values and the number of electrons were calculated. Excellent electrocatalytic response was given by hydroxyl and amino derivatives of anthraquinones combined with the copolymer poly(3-methylthiophene-co-3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) for oxygen reduction. The glassy carbon electrode coated with the copolymer was described using Scanning electron microscope.


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