Studies on processable conducting blend of poly(diphenylamine) and poly(vinylidene fluoride)

Ten Chin Wen, C. Sivakumar, A. Gopalan

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Conducting blends of poly(diphenylamine) (PDPA) doped with H2SO4 or p-toluenesulphonic acid (TSA) and poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) were successfully prepared by using N,N′-dimethyl formamide (DMF) as solvent. Flexible, free-standing and conducting polyblends were obtained by solution casting which are characterized by electrical conductivity measurements, UV-Visible spectroscopy, FTIR spectroscopy, thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), differential scanning colorimetry (DSC), X-ray diffraction analysis, and cyclic voltammetry. The blends showed an increase in conductivity from about 10-9 to 10-5 S cm-1, with a percolation threshold of 5% of PDPA-H2SO4/TSA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)430-441
Number of pages12
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jun

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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