Simultaneous synthesis of polyaniline nanofibers and metal (Ag and Pt) nanoparticles

Li Ming Huang, Wei Hao Liao, Han Chern Ling, Ten Chin Wen

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An approach for the synthesis of Ag/Pt nanoparticle-incorporated polyaniline (PANI) nanofibers and Ag/Pt nanoparticles was developed that considers both thermodynamic and kinetic aspects. Ag/Pt nanoparticles and PANI nanofibers are generated simultaneously by the reduction of Ag+/Pt4+ ions to Ag/Pt nanoparticles and by the polymerization of aniline (ANI) to PANI nanofibers. The PANI nanofibers serve as anchor seeds for the formation of Ag/Pt nanoparticles. The simple and inexpensive route for the preparation of PANI-Ag/Pt nanocomposites can be extended to the polymerization of ANI derivatives and the formation of metal/metal oxides for applications such as sensors, direct methanol fuel cells, and capacitors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)474-478
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Chemistry and Physics
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Aug 15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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