Direct pyrolysis mass spectrometry to investigate the effects of dopants on characteristics of polypyrrole and its copolymers


Guerel E. A. , Toppare L. , HACALOĞLU J.

JOURNAL OF THERMAL ANALYSIS AND CALORIMETRY, vol.111, no.2, pp.1133-1138, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 111 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10973-012-2495-z
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THERMAL ANALYSIS AND CALORIMETRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1133-1138

Abstract

Polypyrrole and its copolymers with terepthalic acid bis-(2-thiophen-3-yl-ethyl)ester, (P(TATE-co-Py) were characterized by direct pyrolysis mass spectrometry to investigate the effects of dopant on thermal stability and conductivity. Conductivities of the films were measured with four-probe technique, and the results were compared with the pyrolysis data. In general, an increase in conductivity was detected as the stability of dopant increased. The extent of doping and the strength of interaction between the dopant and the polymer were decreased upon copolymerization with terepthalic acid bis-(2-thiophen-3-yl-ethyl)ester.