Electrochemical reversibility of the polyaniline/organodisulfide composite cathode containing an organomonothiol

Lei Yu, Xianhong Wang, Ji Li, Xiabin Jing, Fosong Wang

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Organomonothiol compounds with thiol group attaching to a conjugated ring were used to make a polyaniline/2,5-dimercapto-1,3,4-thiadiazole (PAn/DMcT) composite cathode. Cell charge-discharge studied showed that the reversibility and capacity were improved greatly owing to the addition of these organomonothiols. A possible reason is that the organomonothiols can control the extent of polymerization of DMcT during the charge process. The compatibility and the interaction between PAn and DMcT or poly-DMcT were the main factors influencing the catalytic effect of PAn on the DMcT redox reaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3230-3233
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Electrochemical Society
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 1999
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrochemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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