Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry

, Volume 10, Issue 3, pp 168–175 | Cite as

Electrochemical charging and electrocatalysis at hybrid films of polymer-interconnected polyoxometallate-stabilized carbon submicroparticles

  • Magdalena Skunik
  • Beata Baranowska
  • Dina Fattakhova
  • Krzysztof Miecznikowski
  • Malgorzata Chojak
  • Alexander Kuhn
  • Pawel J. Kulesza
Original Paper


Using the layer-by-layer technique, carbon submicroparticles, that have been modified and stabilized with monolayers of Keggin-type phosphododecamolybdate (PMo12O 40 3− ), can be dispersed in multilayer films of organic polymers, poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene), i.e., PEDOT, or poly(diallyldimethylammonium) chloride, i.e., PDDA, deposited on glassy carbon or indium-tin oxide conductive glass electrodes. The approach involves alternate treatments in the colloidal suspension of PMo12O 40 3− -covered carbon submicroparticles in the solution of monomer, 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene or in solution of PDDA polymer. Electrostatic attractive interactions between anionic phosphomolybdate-modified carbon submicroparticles and cationic polymer layers permit not only uniform and controlled growth of the hybrid organic–inorganic film but also contribute to its overall stability. The system composed of PMo12O 40 3− -covered carbon submicroparticles dispersed in PEDOT is characterized by fast dynamics of charge transport and has been used to construct symmetric microelectrochemical redox capacitor. The PDDA-based system has occurred to be attractive for electrocatalytic reduction of hydrogen peroxide.


Phosphomolybdate Monolayers Carbon particles Poly(diallyldimethylammonium) chloride Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxytiophene) Organic–inorganic networks Multilayer composite films 



This research was supported by Ministry of Science and Information Technology (Poland) under the State Committee for Scientific Research (KBN) grant 7 T09A 05426. Support from the French–Polish Polonium Project is also acknowledged. M.Ch. appreciates fellowship from the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Magdalena Skunik
    • 1
  • Beata Baranowska
    • 1
  • Dina Fattakhova
    • 2
  • Krzysztof Miecznikowski
    • 1
  • Malgorzata Chojak
    • 1
  • Alexander Kuhn
    • 2
  • Pawel J. Kulesza
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of WarsawWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Laboratoire d‘Analyse Chimique par Reconnaissance Moléculaire Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie et de Physique de BordeauxPessacFrance

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