Electrochemical Deposition of Polypyrrole Nanostructures for Energy Applications: A Review

Author(s): Patrizia Bocchetta*, Domenico Frattini, Miriana Tagliente, Filippo Selleri

Journal Name: Current Nanoscience

Volume 16 , Issue 4 , 2020

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By collecting and analyzing relevant literature results, we demonstrate that the nanostructuring of polypyrrole (PPy) electrodes is a crucial strategy to achieve high performance and stability in energy devices such as fuel cells, lithium batteries and supercapacitors. In this critic and comprehensive review, we focus the attention on the electrochemical methods for deposition of PPy, nanostructures and potential applications, by analyzing the effect of different physico-chemical parameters, electro-oxidative conditions including template-based or template-free depositions and cathodic polymerization. Diverse interfaces and morphologies of polymer nanodeposits are also discussed.

Keywords: Polypyrrole, conducting polymers, nanostructures, supercapacitors, fuel cell, electropolymerization.

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