Anion Effect on the Electropolymerization Reaction of Metanil Yellow in Aqueous Media and Characterization of Polymer Films
The electropolymerization of Metanil Yellow was investigated in aqueous solutions containing inorganic acids (sulphuric, hydrochloric, nitric, phosphoric and perchloric acid) as well as sulphonic acids (5-sulpho salicylic acid, sulphanilic acid, dodecylbenzene sulphonic acid, 4-(2-hydroxyethyl)-1-piperazineethanesulfonic acid) and lauryl sulphate in its acidic solution. By the inorganic ions the conductivity increased in the sulphate, chloride, nitrate, perchlorate serie. Of the organic sulphonic compounds 5-sulpho-salicylic acid was found to be a very efficient dopant in increasing polymer conductivity being obviously better than the other sulphonate anions. The formed conducting polymer was not suitable for detection of the corresponding anion. Nitrite ions completely diminished the electric properties of the polymer due to the reaction resulting nitrosamine.