Conducting copolymers of thiophene-functionalized polystyrene


PAPILA O., TOPPARE L., Yagci Y. , CIANGA L.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF POLYMER ANALYSIS AND CHARACTERIZATION, vol.9, pp.13-28, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10236660490890411
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF POLYMER ANALYSIS AND CHARACTERIZATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.13-28

Abstract

The syntheses of conducting copolymers of thiophene-functionalized polystyrene and pyrrole (PS/PPy) were achieved using p-toluene sulfonic acid (PTSA) as the supporting electrolyte via constant potential electrolysis technique. Characterization of the samples was performed by a combination of techniques: cyclic voliammetry (CV), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), differential scanning colorimetry (DSC), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), NMR, and FT-IR analyses. The conductivities were measured by the four-probe technique.