The Polyanilines: a Novel Class of Conducting Polymers

Abstract

The synthesis of polyaniline in its fully oxidized, fully reduced and selected average intermediate oxidation states is described together with the synthesis of a self-protonic acid doped polyaniline. The processing of polyaniline films and fibers by thermal stretching to give conductivities up to ∼100 S/cm is reported. Both doped and undoped polyaniline fibers have tensile strengths approaching those of commercial polymers.

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Macdiarmid, A.G., Epstein, A.J. The Polyanilines: a Novel Class of Conducting Polymers. MRS Online Proceedings Library 173, 283–291 (1989). https://doi.org/10.1557/PROC-173-283

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