Synthesis and characterization of conducting polypyrrole-cis-1,4-polybutadiene composites

Yildirim P., Kucukyavuz Z.

SYNTHETIC METALS, vol.95, no.1, pp.17-22, 1998 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 95 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0379-6779(98)00014-9
  • Title of Journal : SYNTHETIC METALS
  • Page Numbers: pp.17-22


Conducting composite films of cis-1,4-polybutadiene with polypyrrole were prepared electrochemically. Polymerization of pyrrole was carried on cis-1,4-polybutadiene-coated platinum electrodes. The composites having different polypyrrole percentages showed conductivity in the range 10(-1)-10(-6) S/cm. Conductivity measurements were done by using the standard four-probe technique. Characterization of the samples was carried out by FT-IR, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy-dispersive X-ray (EDX) techniques. Temperature dependence of electrical conductivity was also studied. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science S.A. All rights reserved.