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Fabrication of Conducting Poly(3-thiophene boronic acid)-Grafted Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes by Oxidative Polymerization

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Composite materials of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) and a conducting polymer, poly(3-thiophene boronic acid) (PTBA) were prepared by in-situ oxidative polymerization of TBA in the presence of MWNTs and potassium dichromate. The MWNTs which were previously surface functionalized with acid chloride groups were reacted with TBA using a simple "chemical grafting" technique. It was observed that the nanotubes were dispersed uniformly in the π-conjugated polymer matrix and entrapped by the polymer. The conductivity of the composites was higher than that of the pure polymer from a conventional four-probe technique, which indicates that the fabrication of MWNTs into the polymer matrix significantly improves the conductivity of the polymer due to the intrinsic properties of MWNTs.

Keywords: CARBON NANOTUBES; CONDUCTING POLYMER; OXIDATIVE POLYMERIZATION; POLY(3-THIOPHENE BORONIC ACID); POLYMER NANOCOMPOSITES

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2012.5375

Publication date: January 1, 2012

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