Chaudhuri, Debangshu and Menezes, Prashanth W and Sarma, DD (2003) Remarkable thermal stability of $BF_3$-doped polyaniline. In: Applied Physics Letters, 83 (12). pp. 2348-2350.
We show that the recently synthesized $BF_3$-doped polyaniline (PANI) exhibits remarkable stability against thermal aging. Unlike the protonated PANI, which shows rapid degradation of the conductivity on heating in air, $BF_3$-doped PANI shows more than an order of magnitude improvement in conductivity. We employ x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and x-ray diffraction to understand this unexpected phenomenon.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright for this article belongs to American Institute of Physics.|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit|
|Date Deposited:||23 Mar 2005|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 04:18|
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