, Volume 25, Issue 9, pp 4493–4498 | Cite as

Electrochemical polymerization of 4,4′-thiobis-phenol in alkaline solution and properties of polymer

  • Lei Chen
  • Licheng Xie
  • Yan JiangEmail author
  • Qi MengEmail author
  • Xudong Huang
Original Paper


The electrochemical polymerization of 4,4′-thiobis-phenol in different concentrations of alkaline media has been carried out using cyclic voltammetry. Electrochemical autocatalytic reaction of poly(4,4′-thiobis-phenol) (TDP) in a high concentration of alkaline medium was verified by potentiostatic and galvanostatic electrolysis. PolyTDP showed different electrochemical activities in solutions with different pH. The electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) was used to characterize the polyTDP. The visible and FT-IR spectra of polyTDP were also measured. Scanning electron microscopy showed that the prepared polyTDP film exhibited a dense, uniform structure, which makes it a potential material for sensor construction.


4,4′-Thiobis-phenol Alkaline solution Conducting polymers Electrochemical polymerization Poly(4,4′-thiobis-phenol) 



We would like to thank the Jiangsu Provincial Key Laboratory of Advanced Catalytic Materials and Technology.

Funding information

Financial support was received from the Advanced Catalysis and Green Manufacturing Collaborative Innovation Center (ACGM2018-03-05)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Advanced Catalytic Materials and TechnologyChangzhou UniversityChangzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Changzhou University Huaide CollegeChangzhouChina

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