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Melt processable conducting poly(aniline-co-o-anisidine)/linear low-density polyethylene composites with ethylene-acrylic acid copolymer as compatibilizer

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  • Gengchao Wang,

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    1. Key Laboratory for Ultrafine Materials of Ministry of Education, School of Materials Science and Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237, People's Republic of China
    • Key Laboratory for Ultrafine Materials of Ministry of Education, School of Materials Science and Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237, People's Republic of China
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  • Zhongyuan Shen,

    1. Key Laboratory for Ultrafine Materials of Ministry of Education, School of Materials Science and Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237, People's Republic of China
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  • Xingwei Li,

    1. Key Laboratory for Ultrafine Materials of Ministry of Education, School of Materials Science and Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237, People's Republic of China
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  • Chunzhong Li

    1. Key Laboratory for Ultrafine Materials of Ministry of Education, School of Materials Science and Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237, People's Republic of China
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Abstract

Conducting composites of aniline/o-anisidine copolymer doped by dodecylbenzenesulfonic acid (P(An-co-oAs)-DBSA), linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE), and ethylene–acrylic acid copolymer (EAA) as compatibilizer were prepared by melt processing. The effects of composition on electrical conductivity, resistivity-temperature characteristic, and mechanical properties were also investigated. The electrical conductivity of ternary composites markedly increased due to compatibilizition and protonation effect of the EAA. The SEM micrograph shows that the compatibility between the P(An-co-oAs)-DBSA and the LLDPE matrix is enhanced after the introduction of EAA. The positive temperature coefficient of resistivity characteristic is observed. Tensile strength of P(An-co-oAs)-DBSA/LLDPE/EAA composites is improved, compared with P(An-co-oAs)-DBSA/LLDPE composites. © 2005 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci 98: 1511–1516, 2005

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