Savitha, P and Rao, Swapna P and Sathyanarayana, DN (2005) Highly conductive new aniline copolymers: poly(aniline-co-aminoacetophenone)s. In: Polymer International, 54 (9). pp. 1243-1250.
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Copolymers of aniline and o-/m-aminoacetophenone of different compositions were synthesized by oxidative chemical copolymerization.Two different methods were employed, emulsion and inverse emulsion, with different oxidants, ammonium persulphate and benzoyl peroxide, to study the effect of synthesis conditions on the yield, solubility and conductivity of the copolymers. The copolymer compositions were determined using proton NMR spectroscopy. The reactivity ratios determined by the Finemann-Ross method indicate lower reactivity form-aminoacetophenone relative to aniline in the emulsion method, while the reverse holds true in the inverse emulsion method. Copolymers formed by the former pathway are random type as determined by the Finemann-Ross method. The copolymers have crystalline/amorphous morphologies and good conductivity. They exhibit enhanced solubility compared with polyaniline.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright for this article belongs to John Wiley & Sons Inc.|
|Keywords:||conducting polymer;emulsion polymerization;copolymerization;1H NMR spectra;reactivity ratios|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry|
|Date Deposited:||06 Sep 2005|
|Last Modified:||19 Apr 2011 04:44|
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