Preparation and characterization of polyfuran/poly(2-fluoroaniline) conducting composites

Gok A., Sari B., Talu M.

JOURNAL OF POLYMER SCIENCE PART B-POLYMER PHYSICS, vol.42, no.18, pp.3359-3367, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


This article deals with the chemical synthesis and characterization of poly(2-fluoroaniline) (P2FAn) and polyfuran (PFu) homopolymers and PFu/P2FAn and P2FAn/PFu composites. P2FAn and PFu homopolymers were synthesized using ammonium persulfate and antimony (III) chloride as catalyst, respectively. These homopolymers and composites were studied in the doped state using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and ultraviolet-visible absorption spectroscopy, thermogravimetric analysis, scanning electron microscopy, four-probe conductivity technique, and Gouy Scale measurements. PFu/P2FAn and P2FAn/PFu composites were found to possess different thermal, conductivity, electronic, and morphological properties from each other when synthesis order of guest and host polymers was varied. (C) 2004 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.