Synthesis, characterization and electrical properties of iodinated poly(N-vinylimidazole)

Ozyalcin M., Kucukyavuz Z.

SYNTHETIC METALS, vol.87, no.2, pp.123-126, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 87 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0379-6779(96)04903-x
  • Journal Name: SYNTHETIC METALS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.123-126
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


Poly (N-vinylimidazole) was synthesized by radical polymerization. The synthesis of this conducting polymer was achieved via iodination before doping. Characterization of the product was based on elemental analysis, FT-IR spectral analysis and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) techniques. The long-lasting conductivity of iodinated poly (N-vinylimidazole) leads us to propose that a more stable charge transfer complex was formed between the dopant and polymer. The changes in conductivity of iodinated poly(N-vinylimidazole) with time and the temperature dependence of its electrical conductivity were also studied.