α-RuCl3: a new host for polymer intercalation. Lamellar polymer/α-RuCl3 nanocomposites

L. Wang*, P. Brazis, M. Rocci, C. R. Kannewurf, M. G. Kanatzidis

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Abstract

α-RuCl3 was identified as a new host for polymer intercalation using different intercalative methods. It is found that Li0.2RuCl3 exfoliates in water into single [RuCl3]x- layers which can be used to encapsulate macromolecules. RuCl3/polymer nanocomposites such as Li0.2(PEO)xRuCl3 (PEO=poly[ethylene oxide]), Li0.2(PVP)xRuCl3 (PVP=polyvinylpyrrolidone) and (PPY)xRuCl3 (PPY=polypyrrole) were successfully prepared. (PANI)xRuCl3 (PANI=polyaniline) was prepared by in situ intercalative polymerization directly from α-RuCl3. These nanocomposites were characterized with Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA), Infrared spectroscopy (IR), Powder X-ray Diffraction (XRD), magnetic measurements, conductivity measurements and thermopower measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)257-264
Number of pages8
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Volume519
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 MRS Spring Symposium - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Apr 14 1998Apr 16 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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