Synthesis and characterization of polyindole/poly(vinyl acetate) conducting composites

Eraldemir O., SARI B., Gok A., ÜNAL H. İ.

JOURNAL OF MACROMOLECULAR SCIENCE PART A-PURE AND APPLIED CHEMISTRY, vol.45, no.3, pp.205-211, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Composites of a polyindole (PIN) and poly(vinyl acetate) (PVAc) were prepared chemically using FeCl3 as an oxidant agent in anhydrous media. The composite compositions were altered by varying the indole monomer during preparation. The composites were characterized by FTIR and UV-visible spectroscopies, thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), stress-strain experiments and conductivity measurements. Moreover, the film of PVAc and PIN/PVAc composites were prepared by casting on glass Petri dishes to examine their stress-strain properties. PIN/PVAc composites are thermally more stable than PIN. It was found that the conductivities of PIN/PVAc composites depend on the indole content in the composites.