Conducting Polymer Composites of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube Filled Doped Polyaniline


Yilmaz F., Kucukyavuz Z.

JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE, vol.111, no.2, pp.680-684, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 111 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/app.29132
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.680-684
  • Keywords: conducting polymers, fillers, infrared spectroscopy, nanocomposites

Abstract

A multiwalled carbon nanotube (c-MWNT)/polyaniline (PANI) composite was synthesized by an in situ chemical oxidative polymerization process. With the carbon nanotube loading increased from 0 to 30 wt %,, the conductivity also increased and became weakly temperature-dependent. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy studies showed that the synthesis by an in situ process led to effective site-selective interactions between the quinoid ring of the PANI and the multiwalled nanotubes, facilitating charge-transfer processes between the two components. The morphological analysis indicated that the c-MWNTs were well dispersed and isolated, and the tubes became crowded proportionally to the weight percentage of c-MWNTs used in the composites. (C) 2008 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci 111: 680-684, 2009