Nanofiber formation in the chemical polymerization of aniline: A mechanistic study

Jiaxing Huang, Richard B. Kaner*

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Abstract

Stirring stuff: The morphological evolution of polyaniline from nanofibers to agglomerates during its chemical polymerization shows that the key to producing pure nanofibers is to suppress secondary growth after formation of the nanofibers. A simple and effective method for the synthesis of nanofibers was thus developed in which the polymerization is carried out in a rapidly mixed single-phase reaction (see scheme).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5817-5821
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume43
Issue number43
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 5 2004

Keywords

  • Nanostructures
  • Polyaniline
  • Polymerization
  • Reaction mechanisms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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