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Synthesis and characterization of silver–polypyrrole film composite
Author/Authors :
Mohamad. M. Ayad، نويسنده , , Eman Zaki، نويسنده ,
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روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2009
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In this work, we report the chemical polymerization of pyrrole to obtain thin film of polypyrrole (PPy) hydrochloride deposited onto the electrode of the quartz crystal microbalance (QCM). The film in the base form was exposed to a solution of AgNO3. Electroless reduction for silver ions by the PPy film took place and silver particles were adsorbed onto the film surface. The silver particles content at the PPy films were analyzed by QCM and the results showed that the concentrations of silver uptakes increase as the original AgNO3 solution increases. The morphology of the surface of the PPy film and the silver–PPy film composite were studied by the scanning electron microscopy (SEM) coupled with energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDX). They showed that the obtained silver particles have spherical, cubic and tetrahedral structures. X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Fourier transformed infra-red spectroscopy (FTIR) were used to characterize the structure of the powder composite. This work reveals the capability of PPy film coating on QCM in sensing and removing silver from several environmental samples.
Keywords :
Quartz crystal microbalance
Journal title :
Applied Surface Science
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