Thermoplastic Polymer Blends Containing Conductive Polyaniline

  • Olli T. Ikkala
  • Pentti Passiniemi
  • Jan-Erik Österholm


In polymer science there hardly exists another field that has been so interdisciplinary as the development of conducting polymers from a scientific curiosity to technological applications (for a general background, see1–3). In addition to polymer chemistry, conducting polymers have greatly benefitted from solid state physics to understand conduction mechanisms, colloidal chemistry to understand solubilization, science of polymer blending and processing to achieve co-continuous structures in multicomponent polymer systems, and even biochemical sciences to suggest tailored polymer-solvent or polymer-plasticizer complexes to achieve processibility. All of these aspects will be discussed here in some detail. Because this presentation is included in the Session on Polymer Blends, instead of showing the most recent subtleties of polyaniline, we selected to emphasize general aspects how to achieve polyaniline phase co-continuous when blended with polyolefins. Background on conducting polymers is discussed to illustrate the state-of-art. The selected priorization is subjective and thus we apologize possibly incomplete referencing.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Olli T. Ikkala
    • 1
  • Pentti Passiniemi
    • 2
  • Jan-Erik Österholm
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Engineering Physics and MathematicsHelsinki University of TechnologyEspooFinland
  2. 2.Neste Oy, Technology CenterPorvooFinland

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