I just joined this group and I am not sure if this has been posted
I have a project on producing conductive nanofibres and fabricating
them from the scratch.
the polymer im using is polyaniline.
As a first step, i have produced polyaniline with ammonium persulfate
as oxidising agent and aniline hydrochloride. This is not completely
soluble in water..
I now have PANi in granule/powder form. To produce the best sample in
the laboratory, I need to test the conductivity levels of polymer
produced at different parameters. I am using concentration as the
now i need to test this sample in granule form for its conductivity.
journals say that I have to pelletise this powder. How am I supposed to
do this with minimum fuss and good accuracy???
ALso, there is no testing equipment for polymer powder in my
laboratory. So I have to fabricate the instruments required. The
instruments also have to adhere to specified norms.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
also, I read in a journal that aniline is a prospective solvent for
PANi. IS the usage of monomer as a solvent for producing a polymer
anyway detrimental to the quality of the product?? because I used HCL
as after treatment to remove residual aniline.
WIll the usage of Dodecyl benzene sulphonate to produce water-soluble
PANI affect its conductivity properties?
Caroline Joyce Cornelius
- posted 15 years ago