Conductive polymer composites and copolymers of pyrrole and N-vinylcarbazole
Hallensleben, Manfred L.
Toppare, Levent Kamil
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The synthesis of composites and copolymers of pyrrole and N-vinylcarbazole is described. Both insulating and conducting polymers of N-vinylcarbazole are utilized in the electroinitiated polymerization of pyrrole. The influence of coating either of the conducting polymers prior to the other on the percolating threshold is discussed. The initial presence of both monomers in the reaction medium leads to a copolymer, whereas consecutive electrode coatings from the monomer solution yield inhomogeneous composites together with grafts. Characterizations are carried out via FT-IR, DSC, TGA and SEM analyses.