Chemical synthesis and characterization of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)/tungsten composite materials in the presence of ionic liquids

DULGERBAKI C., Maslakci N. , KOMUR A. I. , OKSUZ A. U.

COMPOSITE INTERFACES, vol.23, no.4, pp.297-307, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/09276440.2016.1137707
  • Title of Journal : COMPOSITE INTERFACES
  • Page Numbers: pp.297-307


Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)/tungsten (PEDOT/W) composites were prepared by an in situ chemical oxidative polymerization of 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene in different ionic liquids; 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate (BMIMBF4), 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate (BMIMPF6), 1-butyl- 3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl) imide (BMIMTFSI), and 1-butyl-1-methylpyrrolidinium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl) imide (BMPTFSI). These polymer/metal hybrids (PEDOT/W) were subsequently characterized for their structural, crystalline, thermal and morphological properties by Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The significant enhancement in properties can be attributed to the nanoscale particle size and uniform size distribution of PEDOT/W and the synergistic effect between the inorganic nano-W and organic PEDOT material.