Synthesis and characterization of novel polyfuran/poly(2-iodoaniline) conducting composite

Gok A., Sari B., Talu M.

JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE, vol.89, no.10, pp.2823-2830, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 89 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/app.12488
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2823-2830
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


The electrically conducting polyfuran/poly(2-iodoaniline) (PFu/P2IAn) and P2IAn/PFu composites were prepared by chemical oxidative polymerization using polyfuran and poly(2-iodoaniline) in HCl and CHCl3 media. The conductivities of composites were determined as a function of the amount of guest polymer. It was found out that the conductivities of P2IAn/PFu composites increased 100-fold, whereas the conductivities of PFu/P2IAn composites did not show a specific increase. The composite compositions were altered by varying guest polymer feed ratios during preparation. Generally, the electrical conductivities of P2IAn/PFu composites increased with increasing the amount of PFu. Homopolymers and composites were further characterized thermally, employing thermogravimetry (TGA) and morphologically employing scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Further evidences concerning the polymer structures were obtained by FTIR and UV-vis spectroscopies and magnetic susceptibility measurements. TGA results revealed that PFu/P2IAn among the homopolymers (PFu and P2IAn) and P2IAn/PFu composite have the highest thermal stability. The composites synthesized varying the host and the guest polymer order have different conductivities, morphological structures, and thermal properties. (C) 2003 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.