Conducting polymer composites of polypyrrole and a poly(arylene ether ketone)
Polymer - Plastics Technology and Engineering
295 - 302
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Electrically conducting composites of polypyrrole and a poly(arylene ether ketone) were synthesized by electroinitiated polymerization of pyrrole on a poly(arylene ether ketone)-coated platinum electrode. The electrolysis medium was water and p-toluene sulfonic acid. The conductivities of the composites were in the range 1-10 S/cm. The composites were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared, and thermal analyses. The composites were found to be composed of bilayers which can be peeled into two free-standing polymer films. The solution side of the polypyrrole layer of the alloy film contains globular structures, whereas the other side is smoother.
Electric conductivity of solids
Scanning electron microscopy
Polyarylene ether ketone