A Electrosynthesis of conducting poly(3-methylpyrrole) (P3MPy) and poly(3-methylpyrrole-2,6-dimethyl-β-cyclodextrin) (poly(3MPy-β-DMCD)) films on a gold electrode in acetonitrile electrolyte solution containing lithium perchlorate has been carried out by potential cycling. Products were characterized with cyclic voltammetry CV, in situ UV-Vis spectroscopy, and in situ resistance measurements. Electrosynthesis of poly(3MPy-β-DMCD) started with a (1:1) (3MPy-β-DMCD) supramolecular cyclodextrin CD complex of 3-methylpyrrole characterized with proton NMR spectroscopy. The oxidation peak of poly(3MPy-β-DMCD) in CVs is shifted to more positive values than P3MPy. In situ resistance measurements show that the resistance of poly(3MPy-β-DMCD) is higher than of P3MPy by approximately an order of magnitude. Minimum resistance can be observed for P3MPy and poly(3MPy-β-DMCD) at 0.40 E Ag/AgClE Ag/AgClIn situ UV-Vis spectroelectrochemical data for both films prepared potentiodynamically by cycling the potential in the range −0.20 E Ag/AgCl <alternatives> [...] </alternatives>
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