Polymerization of aniline by cupric sulfate: A facile synthetic route for producing polyaniline

Kaushik Mallick, Mike J. Witcomb, Andy Dinsmore, Mike S. Scurrell

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Abstract

Polyaniline is an interesting and intensively investigated polymer due to its potential application for alternative energy sources. This report provides a simple method for the preparation of polyaniline nanofoil by using cupric sulfate as an oxidizing agent and, due to the counter reduction reaction, cupric sulfate was reduced resulting in the formation of copper nanoparticles within the size range 2-5nm as evidenced by TEM images. SEM images demonstrate the morphology of the polymer whereas, UV-vis, Raman and IR spectra provide the structural information of the polymer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-401
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Polymer Research
Volume13
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Copper nanoparticles
  • Metal-polymer composite
  • Microstructure polyaniline
  • Raman spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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