Electrochemical polymerization of N- vinylcarbazole was carried out in a solution of tetramethyl ammonium chloride in dichloroethane at a constant current. The polymer yields increase with increasing concentration of monomer, impressed current level andelectrolysis time. The inhibition of polymer formation by a free radical scavenger, 2-2-diphenyl – 1 – picrylhydrazyl supports a free radical mechanism. The free radical species are generated in situ during the electrolysis of polymerizing mixture. Cyclic voltammograms demonstrate the polyvinylcarbazole formed electrochemically in a solution of (C4H5)4NSbCl6 or (C4H9)4NClO4 in DCE undergoes oxidation – reduction states. The polymerization of NVCZ resulted in the formation of cross linked conductive polymers on the anode. The conductivity was found to be about 10-6 scm-1.
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Reena Bhadani, S. N. Bhadani. Electrolytic Formation of Poly (N- vinylcarbazole). Asian J. Research Chem. 8(8): August 2015; Page 525-529. doi: 10.5958/0974-4150.2015.00083.8