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Preparation and characterization of polyaniline nanofiber colloids†
Article first published online: 28 NOV 2012
Copyright © 2012 Society of Plastics Engineers
Polymer Engineering & Science
Volume 53, Issue 8, pages 1631–1636, August 2013
How to Cite
Qiu, W., Ma, L., Gan, M., Bai, Y., Fu, D., Li, Z. and Chen, F. (2013), Preparation and characterization of polyaniline nanofiber colloids. Polym Eng Sci, 53: 1631–1636. doi: 10.1002/pen.23423
- Issue published online: 16 JUL 2013
- Article first published online: 28 NOV 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 29 OCT 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 26 OCT 2012
- Manuscript Received: 7 FEB 2012
- Guizhou Science and Technology Department Innovation Ability Construction Projects. Grant Number: 4001
Polyaniline (PANI) nanofibers were prepared via the reaction of aniline with ammonium persulfate carried out in ethylene glycol (EG) medium without water. These purified PANI nanofibers could be dispersed in water and other polar solvents, such as ethanol, EG, and N,N-dimethylformamide, to form colloids. The morphology and structure of the PANI nanofibers were characterized and the effects of mechanical stirring on the morphology, structure, and electrical performance of PANI were investigated. The results indicated that the intermolecular H-bonding interaction between molecules of PANI and alcohol is advantageous to the one-dimensional growth of PANI, and a stirring reaction results in a lager size, a higher doping level, conductivity, degree of crystallinity, and oxidation than a nonstirring reaction. POLYM. ENG. SCI., 2013. © 2012 Society of Plastics Engineers.