Characterization of Conductive Poly(Acrylonitrile-co-Vinyl Acetate) Composites: Matrix Polymerization of Pyrrole Derivatives

Cetiner S., KALAOGLU F., Karakaş H., SARAC A. S.

FIBERS AND POLYMERS, vol.12, no.2, pp.151-158, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12221-011-0151-z
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.151-158
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, poly(acrylonitrile-co-vinyl acetate) (P(AN-co-VAc)) composite films were prepared by chemical polymerization of pyrrole(Py), N-methyl pyrrole (NMPy) and N-phenyl pyrrole (NPhPy) with cerium(IV) [Ce(IV)] on P(AN-co-VAc) matrix. An increase was observed in the absorbances of CN ring stretching vibration (1451 cm(-1)) by introducing pyrrole (Py) derivatives on P(AN-co-VAc) matrix. The nitrile (CN) and carbonyl (C=O) groups played a significant role on the interactions with cationic sites of Py derivatives. Conductivity was increased in the presence of carbonyl (C=O) groups due to their additional negative charges on P(AN-co-VAc) matrix compared to PAN. Poly(N-Phenyl Pyrrole) (PNPhPy) exhibited higher dielectric constant and AC conductivity in the frequency range between the 10(-2)-10(7) Hz. The TGA results exhibited shifts of peak to higher temperatures by the presence of Py derivatives by increasing the weight loss %.