Synthesis and characterization of conducting copolymers of poly(vinyl alcohol) with thiophene side-groups and pyrrole

2004-12-01
Sahmetlioglu, E
Yuruk, H
Toppare, Levent Kamil
Cianga, I
Yagci, Y
Graft copolymers of poly(vinyl alcohol) with thiophene side-groups and pyrrole were synthesized by electrochemical polymerization methods. Poly(vinyl alcohol) with thiophene side-groups (PVATh) was obtained from the reaction between poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) and thiophene-3-acetic acid. The syntheses of copolymers Of PVATh and pyrrole were achieved electrochemically by using three different supporting electrolytes, p-toluene sulfonic acid (PTSA), sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) and tetrabutylammonium tetrafluoroborate (TBAFB). Characterization of PVATh and graft copolymers was performed by a combination of techniques including cyclic voltammetry, scanning electron microscopy, thermal gravimetry, differential scanning calorimetry, size-exclusion chromatography, H-1 NMR and FT-IR. The conductivities were measured by the four-probe technique. (C) 2004 Society of Chemical Industry.

Citation Formats
E. Sahmetlioglu, H. Yuruk, L. K. Toppare, I. Cianga, and Y. Yagci, “Synthesis and characterization of conducting copolymers of poly(vinyl alcohol) with thiophene side-groups and pyrrole,” POLYMER INTERNATIONAL, vol. 53, no. 12, pp. 2138–2144, 2004, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/33330.