Electrically Conductive Polystyrene/Polypyrrole Nanocomposites Prepared via Emulsion Polymerization

Hassan Ghalib, Ibrahim Abdullah, Rusli Daik

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Abstract

Polypyrrole (PPy) nanoparticles in polystyrene (PS) matrix were synthesized by emulsion polymerization using ferric sulfate, sodium dodecyl sulfate, and n-amyl alcohol as an oxidant, emulsifier and dopant, and co-emulsifier, respectively. The content of PPy nanoparticles in the composites varied from 14.11 to 34.63 wt%, as calculated from elemental analysis. Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy images showed spherical nanopartciles of PPy with diameters of 30-74 nm were well dispersed in PS matrix. It was found that the thermal stability and electrical conductivity of PS/PPy composites increased with increasing content of PPy nanoparticles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)478-484
Number of pages7
JournalPolymer - Plastics Technology and Engineering
Volume52
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013

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Emulsion polymerization
Polystyrenes
Polypyrroles
Nanocomposites
Nanoparticles
Pentanols
Composite materials
Sodium dodecyl sulfate
Oxidants
Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate
Field emission
Alcohols
Thermodynamic stability
Doping (additives)
polypyrrole
Scanning electron microscopy
Chemical analysis

Keywords

  • Electrically conductive
  • Emulsion polymerization
  • Nanocomposites
  • Polypyrrole
  • Polystyrene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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Electrically Conductive Polystyrene/Polypyrrole Nanocomposites Prepared via Emulsion Polymerization. / Ghalib, Hassan; Abdullah, Ibrahim; Daik, Rusli.

In: Polymer - Plastics Technology and Engineering, Vol. 52, No. 5, 04.2013, p. 478-484.

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