Synthesis of conducting graft copolymers of 2-(N-pyrrolyl)ethylvinyl ether with pyrrole

Bengu B., Toppare L., Kalaycioglu E.

DESIGNED MONOMERS AND POLYMERS, vol.4, no.1, pp.53-65, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1163/156855501744865
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.53-65
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


2-(N-pyrrolyl)ethylvinyl ether (2-NEVE) was synthesized from 2-chloroethylvinyl ether (2-CEVE) via a phase catalysis reaction. Cyclic voltammetric studies were carried out to check for the electroactivity of 2-NEVE. Poly(2-(N-pyrrolyl)ethylvinyl ether) [poly(2-NEVE)] was synthesized via chemical methods. Graft copolymers of pyrrole and 2-NEVE were synthesized by electrochemical methods. The chemical structures of 2-NEVE and poly(2-NEVE) were investigated by several spectroscopic methods. Graft copolymers were characterized by means of FTIR, scanning electron microscopy (SEM). differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), and thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA). The conductivities of the graft copolymers were measured via a four-probe technique.