Conducting polymer composites of polypyrrole and a poly(arylene ether ketone)

Electrically conducting composites of polypyrrole and a poly(arylene ether ketone) were synthesized by electroinitiated polymerization of pyrrole on a poly(arylene ether ketone)-coated platinum electrode. The electrolysis medium was water and p-toluene sulfonic acid. The conductivities of the composites were in the range 1-10 S/cm. The composites were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared, and thermal analyses. The composites were found to be composed of bilayers which can be peeled into two free-standing polymer films. The solution side of the polypyrrole layer of the alloy film contains globular structures, whereas the other side is smoother.


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F. Selampinar, U. Akbulut, and L. K. Toppare, “Conducting polymer composites of polypyrrole and a poly(arylene ether ketone),” POLYMER-PLASTICS TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING, pp. 295–302, 1998, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: