Monitoring in situ Electrochemical Crosslinking in Nanostructured Precursor Polymer Films by EC-SPR Spectroscopy

Guoqian Jiang, Chengyu Huang, Akira Baba, Rigoberto Advincula

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The optical/electrochemical and crosslinking properties of polycarbazole LbL films is studied using EC-SPR spectroscopy. The in situ electrochemical crosslinking and doping/de-doping properties are monitored for several different layered film structures. P4VPCBZ and PCEMMA are used as precursor polyelectrolytes, PAA and PDADMAC as non-crosslinkable polyelectrolytes, which are effective barrier layers for electron transfer. The changes in reflectivity and charge during CV illustrates that quantitative control of electrochemical crosslinking and doping/de-doping can be achieved by varying the composition of the precursor and counter-polyelectrolyte layers. The method may provide new opportunities for basic studies of model conjugated polymer systems and for electrooptic device applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-159
Number of pages7
JournalMacromolecular Reaction Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Apr
Externally publishedYes



  • Crosslinking
  • Doping
  • Electropolymerization
  • Surface plasmon resonance
  • Thin films

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)

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