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Electropolymerization of m-cresol in the presence of trimethylamine

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The feasibility of anodic electropolymerization of metacresol (mC) in the presence of trimethylamine (TMA) was demonstrated on a platinum electrode in acetonitrile (AN), tetrahydrofuran (THF), n, n-dimethyl formamide (DMF) and methanol (MeOH) solutions. In DMF and McOH, due to the adsorption of TMA on the electrode, the electropolymerization occurs in the vicinity of the electrode rather than on the electrode surface. The coatings obtained have poor corrosion inhibition characteristics. But in AN and THF, thin coatings were obtained on the electrode as mC is preferentially adsorbed rather than TMA and, subsequently, the electropolymerization takes place on the electrode surface. The polymers obtained have remarkable corrosion protection and thermal stability. The polymers contain C-O-C linkages and have no troublesome nitrogen content.

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Taj, S., Ahmed, M.F. & Sankarapapavinasam, S. Electropolymerization of m-cresol in the presence of trimethylamine. J Appl Electrochem 23, 247–252 (1993). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00241916

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Keywords

  • Polymer
  • Platinum
  • Acetonitrile
  • Thermal Stability
  • MeOH