Conducting polymer composites of poly(N-methylpyrrole) and poly(bisphenol-A-carbonate)

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  • Uwe Geißler,

    1. Institut für Makromolekulare Chemie, Universität Hannover Am Kleinen Felde 30, W-3000 Hannover (FRG)
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  • Prof. Manfred L. Hallensleben,

    1. Institut für Makromolekulare Chemie, Universität Hannover Am Kleinen Felde 30, W-3000 Hannover (FRG)
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  • Prof. Levent Toppare

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    1. Institut für Makromolekulare Chemie, Universität Hannover Am Kleinen Felde 30, W-3000 Hannover (FRG)
    • Department of Chemistry Middle East Technical University, 06531 Ankara (Turkey)
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  • This work was financially supported by Fonds der Chemischen Industrie

Abstract

Communication: The role of hydrogen bonding in the formation of homogeneous blends of conducting (polypyrrole) and insulating (poly(bisphenol-A-carbonate)) polymers is examined. The blends exhibit improved mechanical properties over the brittle pure conducting polymers and it has been suggested that the hydrogen bonding arises from the interaction of carbonyl groups in the insulating polymer and NH groups in the polypyrrole. To test this hypothesis, N-methylpyrrole, which is incapable of hydrogen bonding, is used in the blends and the resulting materials studied.

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