In this review, results of recent studies on the electrochemical stability and degradation properties of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) flms are summarized, with particular emphasis on the structural changes induced by overoxidation and electrochemical degradation. The most important electrodeposition methods for the preparation of PEDOT flms in surfactant free aqueous media have also been summarized, and several experimental techniques suitable for monitoring the degradation process have been discussed. Morphological changes in PEDOT flms during overoxidation have been analyzed. Overoxidation mechanisms proposed in the literature have been surveyed.
Láng, G. G., Ujvári, M., Vesztergom, S., Kondratiev, V., Gubicza, J., & Szekeres, K. J. (2016). The electrochemical degradation of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) films electrodeposited from aqueous solutions. Zeitschrift fur Physikalische Chemie, 230(9), 1281-1302. https://doi.org/10.1515/zpch-2016-0752