Electrochemical Polymerization of Allylamine Copolymers

Luca Bardini, Marcel Ceccato, Mogens Hinge, Steen U. Pedersen, Kim Daasbjerg, Marcaccio Massimo and Francesco Paolucci


We describe for the first time the electro-oxidative synthesis and passivating properties of surface films of poly(allylamine) and copolymers of allylamine and diallylamine. Cyclic voltammetry and impedance spectra show that the films exhibit high charge-transfer resistance and that the addition of diallylamine causes improvements in the compactness and stability toward swelling of the films when compared to both allylamine and diallyamine, leading to coatings with high charge-transfer resistance up to 70 MΩ. We also show that removing oxygen before the polymerization further improves the films’ passivating properties.