Characterization of Polypyrrole/Azocalix[4]arene Salts: Electrical Properties and Thermal Stability


Uygun A. , Yavuz A. G. , ŞEN GÜRSOY S., Deligoz F., ÖZEN KARAKUŞ Ö., DELİGÖZ H.

JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE, vol.115, no.5, pp.2697-2702, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 115 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/app.29860
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.2697-2702

Abstract

Polypyrrole (PPy) was doped with the azocalix[4]arene [(5,11,17,23-tetrakis[(p-carboxyphenyl)azo]25, 26,27,28-tetrahydroxycalix[4]arene)] host species. PPy/azocalix[4]arene salts were characterized by FTIR, TGA, SEM, X-ray diffraction, and conductivity measurements. The properties of PPy were investigated in the presence of azocalix[4]arene host species. The conductivity of PPy increased in the presence of azocalix[4]arene. TGA results indicated that the PPy/azocalix[4]arene salts have higher thermal stability than PPy. It was observed from SEM analysis that the particle diameter of PPy decreased with increasing content of azocalix[4]arene. (C) 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci 115: 2697-2702, 2010