A conductive polymer from cis-1,4-polybutadiene

Yildirim P., Kucukyavuz Z., Erman B.

SYNTHETIC METALS, vol.88, no.3, pp.231-235, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 88 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0379-6779(97)03859-9
  • Journal Name: SYNTHETIC METALS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.231-235
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


This study reports that cis-1,4-polybutadiene can be converted into a semiconductor when doped with iodine. The conductivity achieved by iodine doping was about 10(-6) S/cm. The products were characterized by elemental analysis, FT-IR, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA) techniques. Temperature dependence of electrical conductivity exhibits a semiconductor behavior.