Conducting polymer composites of polypyrrole and a poly(arylene ether ketone)


Selampinar F., Akbulut U. , Toppare L.

POLYMER-PLASTICS TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING, vol.37, no.3, pp.295-302, 1998 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/03602559808006928
  • Title of Journal : POLYMER-PLASTICS TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING
  • Page Numbers: pp.295-302

Abstract

Electrically conducting composites of polypyrrole and a poly(arylene ether ketone) were synthesized by electroinitiated polymerization of pyrrole on a poly(arylene ether ketone)-coated platinum electrode. The electrolysis medium was water and p-toluene sulfonic acid. The conductivities of the composites were in the range 1-10 S/cm. The composites were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared, and thermal analyses. The composites were found to be composed of bilayers which can be peeled into two free-standing polymer films. The solution side of the polypyrrole layer of the alloy film contains globular structures, whereas the other side is smoother.