Title

Melting transition in the leucoemeraldine form of polyaniline

ACS Citation

Chacko, A. P.; Hardaker, S. S.; Gregory, R. V.; Hanks, T. W. Melting transition in the leucoemeraldine form of polyaniline. Polymer 1998, 39, 3289-3293.

Abstract

Exploitation of the redox properties of polyaniline has made possible the formation of a meltable crystalline phase in the leucoemeraldine base form of the polymer. Both fibres and films exhibiting the melting transition were prepared from leucocemeraldine base/N,N-€²-dimethyl propylene urea solutions. This melting behaviour is confirmed by a battery of experimental methods: thermogravimetric analysis, differential scanning calorimetry, optical microscopy, dynamic mechanical analysis and x-ray diffraction. This melting transition raises the possibility of future melt processing of polyaniline.

Source Name

Polymer

Publication Date

1-1-1998

Volume

39

Issue

14

Page(s)

1018-1018

Document Type

Citation

Citation Type

Article