Synthesis of Conductive Polymer/Inorganic Material Composites and Characterization of Their Properties

ANAKLI D. , ÇETİNKAYA S. , Karakisia M.

MATERIALS FOCUS, vol.7, no.4, pp.515-518, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1166/mat.2018.1539
  • Title of Journal : MATERIALS FOCUS
  • Page Numbers: pp.515-518


In this work, conductive poly(2-ethyl aniline) (PEAn)/talc composite was prepared in the hydrochloric (HCl) medium by chemical polymerization of 2-ethyl aniline in the presence of talc using ammonium persulfate (APS) as oxidant. The effects of APS/EAn mole ratio on conductivity and PEAn amount of the PEAn/talc composite were investigated. The highest conductivity and the polymer yield of PEAn/Talc composite were obtained as 36.6% PEAn and 2.6x10(-7) S/cm, respectively. The structural, morphological and thermal properties of the conductive composites were characterized by using XRD, TGA, SEM and BET techniques. TGA results showed that the composite exhibited higher thermal stability than pure PEAn component.