Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2002, Vol. 18 ›› Issue (02): 106-111.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB20020203

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Synthesis and Properties of Poly-2-aminopyridine

Kan Jin-Qing;Li Xiang;Li Yong-Fang   

  1. Department of Chemistry, School of Sciences, Yangzhou University,Yangzhou 225002;Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080
  • Received:2001-06-21 Revised:2001-08-14 Published:2002-02-15
  • Contact: Kan Jin-Qing

Abstract: Poly-2-aminopyridine was synthesized using potential cycling in the solution of 0.43 mol•dm-3 2-aminopyridine and 0.01 mol•dm-3 NaOH. There are three pairs of redox peaks on the cyclic voltammogram of poly-2-aminopyridine in the solution of 1.0 mol•dm-3 ZnCl2 (pH=4.99). The experiments of rotating ring-disk electrode(RRDE)indicate that an intermediate is generated in the initiation of polymerization. The IR spectra indicate that poly-2-aminopyridine has head-to-tail structure. According to the results of atom force microscope the average particle size of poly-2-aminopyridine is about 893.4 nm, and the average distance between particles is about 255 nm. The discharge behavior of the battery consisting poly-2-aminopyridine as cathode, and zinc as anode in an electrolytic solution of 2.5 mol•dm-3 ZnCl2+3.0 mol•dm-3 NH4Cl (pH=5.5) is very similar to that of the battery of Li-SOCl2. The discharge curve is very flat in the middle region.

Key words: 2-aminopyridine, Electrochemical polymerization, Cyclic voltammetry,  Poly-2-aminopyridine, Partical size