Thin film hydrogels from redox responsive poly(ferrocenylsilanes): Preparation, properties, and applications in electrocatalysis

Xueling Feng, Hairong Wu, Xiaofeng Sui, Mark A. Hempenius, Gyula J. Vancso

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Abstract

Redox responsive hydrogel thin films consisting of poly(ferrocenyl(3-bromopropyl)methylsilane) were fabricated by crosslinking the polymer with N,N,N′,N″,N″-pentamethyldiethylenetriamine (PMDETA). Owing to the presence of ferrocene in the redox-active PFS chains, the thin hydrogel films could be oxidized and reduced chemically and electrochemically. The thin films could be used as a reducing environment for the in-situ formation of Pd nanoparticles, yielding PFS hydrogel-nanoparticle composites, which were employed directly in the electrocatalytic oxidation of ethanol. Pronounced catalytic activity of the Pd-loaded hydrogel films was observed.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)535-542
JournalEuropean polymer journal
Volume72
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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  • METIS-314575
  • IR-99873

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In: European polymer journal, Vol. 72, 2015, p. 535-542.

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