Electrochemical Synthesis of Polyaniline as Ethylene Gas Sensor
The aim of this work is to fabricate an ethylene gas sensor based on polyaniline (PANi). The conductive layer of emeraldine base PANi was prepared by electrochemical synthesis. The aqueous aniline solution in sulfuric acid was electrolyzed by repeating potential cycling between -0.4 and 1.0 V relative to the silver reference electrode and platinum counter electrode. The conductive layers of PANi were deposited on patterned interdigited gold substrate. The numbers of repeated potential cycles on the amount of deposited layers of PANi were investigated for ethylene gas detection. The morphology of PANi films was investigated by scanning electron microscope (SEM). The ethylene gas sensing of PANi-H2SO4 was evaluated based on the changes in conductivity of PANi-H2SO4. The results revealed that the magnitude sensing provided a good sensitivity against ethylene with concentration in the parts per million (ppm) ranges. The effect of amount of deposited layer of PANi on ethylene gas sensing will be presented.
S. Suttiruengwong and W. Sricharussin
P. Pattananuwat and D. Aht-Ong, "Electrochemical Synthesis of Polyaniline as Ethylene Gas Sensor", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 93-94, pp. 459-462, 2010