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Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry
Year : 2015, Volume : 8, Issue : 8
First page : ( 525) Last page : ( 529)
Print ISSN : 0974-4169. Online ISSN : 0974-4150.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-4150.2015.00083.8

Electrolytic Formation of Poly (N-vinylcarbazole)

Bhadani Reena1*, Bhadani S. N.2

1Department of Chemistry, Ranchi Women's College, Ranchi

2P. G., Department Of Chemistry, Ranchi University, Ranchi

*Corresponding Author E-mail: rbhadani04@gmail.com

Online published on 17 October, 2015.


Electrochemical polymerization of N-vinylcarbazole was carried out in a solution of tetramethyl ammonium chloride in dichloroethane at a constant current. The polymer yields increase with increasing concentration of monomer, impressed current level andelectrolysis time. The inhibition of polymer formation by a free radical scavenger, 2-2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl supports a free radical mechanism. The free radical species are generated in situ during the electrolysis of polymerizing mixture. Cyclic voltammograms demonstrate the polyvinylcarbazole formed electrochemically in a solution of (C4H5)4NSbC16 or (C4H9)4NClO4 in DCE undergoes oxidation-reduction states. The polymerization of NVCZ resulted in the formation of cross linked conductive polymers on the anode. The conductivity was found to be about 10−6 scm−1.



N-vinylcarbazole, electrochemical polymerization, cyclic voltammetry and conducting polymers.


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