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