On the possibility of grafting conducting polymers into insulating ones

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1996-07-30
Bahceci, S
Toppare, Levent Kamil
Yurtsever, E
The possibility of grafting between conducting polymers, like polypyrrole (PPy) and polyaniline (PAn), and insulating polymers, such as polybisphenol A carbonate (PC) and polyamide (PA), is studied via semi-empirical methods using the AM1 parametrization. Several experimental studies on the issue have previously revealed that a chemical interaction exists between the couples (PAn-PC, PPy-PC and PPy-PA) during the electrochemical synthesis of PAn and PPy in the insulating host matrices. Here we present additional theoretical evidence indicating that such grafting is possible, at least for small oligomers.

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S. Bahceci, L. K. Toppare, and E. Yurtsever, “On the possibility of grafting conducting polymers into insulating ones,” SYNTHETIC METALS, vol. 81, no. 1, pp. 5–8, 1996, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/40560.