Preparation of conducting polymer composites: effects of porosity on electrical conductivity

Suk Hye Son, Hae Joon Lee, Young Jun Park, Jung Hyun Kim

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To prepare conducting polymer composites, porous polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) particles with different specific surface areas were prepared by seeded emulsion polymerization and solvent extraction. The dried porous particles were imbibed with the oxidant solution and adsorbed pyrrole from a solution. The incorporation of pyrrole into the porous particles was achieved by chemical oxidative polymerization. The effects of various polymerization parameters on the electrical conductivity were systematically investigated. The important factors affecting conductivity were the porosity of the host polymer particles and the solvent polarizability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)308-312
Number of pages5
JournalPolymer International
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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