Electrically conductive polymers from poly(N-vinylimidazole)

Kucukyavuz Z., Kucukyavuz S., Abbasnejad N.

POLYMER, cilt.37, sa.15, ss.3215-3218, 1996 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 37 Konu: 15
  • Basım Tarihi: 1996
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/0032-3861(96)88464-3
  • Dergi Adı: POLYMER
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.3215-3218


Poly(N-vinylimidazole) was synthesized by free radical polymerization. It was quaternized with methyl iodide. The samples were doped with iodine and borontrifluoride. Products were characterized by elemental analysis, Fourier transform infra-red spectroscopy and differential scanning calorimetry techniques. The maximum electrical conductivities achieved were 10(-4) S cm(-1) for BF3-doped and for I-2-doped QPVI. The decrease of electrical conductivity in open atmosphere with time was also studied to understand the stability of doped polymers. Temperature dependence of electrical conductivity exhibits a semiconductor behaviour. Copyright (C) 1996 Elsevier Science Ltd.