On the possibility of grafting conducting polymers into insulating ones

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Bahceci S., Toppare L. , Yurtsever E.

SYNTHETIC METALS, vol.81, no.1, pp.5-8, 1996 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 81 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/0379-6779(96)80222-0
  • Title of Journal : SYNTHETIC METALS
  • Page Numbers: pp.5-8


The possibility of grafting between conducting polymers, like polypyrrole (PPy) and polyaniline (PAn), and insulating polymers, such as polybisphenol A carbonate (PC) and polyamide (PA), is studied via semi-empirical methods using the AM1 parametrization. Several experimental studies on the issue have previously revealed that a chemical interaction exists between the couples (PAn-PC, PPy-PC and PPy-PA) during the electrochemical synthesis of PAn and PPy in the insulating host matrices. Here we present additional theoretical evidence indicating that such grafting is possible, at least for small oligomers.