Structure formation and properties of composite conductive fibers with doped phthalocyanines and a rigid rod matrix

Konstantinos Beltsios*, Stephen H. Carr

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Phthalocyanine (Pc) compounds, such as NiPc or (SiPcO)n, are incorporated in fibers having as matrix a rigid rod polymer, such as poly(p-phenyleneterephthalamide) (PPTA) or poly(p-phenylene benzobisthiazole) (PBT). The structure and properties of the composite fibers are discussed in terms of a phase formation model advanced for the structure formation of neat rigid rod fibers. Optical microscopy of metallographically prepared longitudinal and transverse sections of fibers embedded in resin showed strong contrast in the color of the two components (light colored rigid rod polymers and purple, blue or reddish phthalocyanine compounds). The analysis presented provides a reference basis for a TEM study of our fibers, but it may serve, as well, as a guide for other composite fibers with a rigid rod matrix.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-164
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Volume30
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1 1989
EventPapers Presented at the Dallas, Texas Meeting - Dallas, TX, USA
Duration: Apr 9 1989Apr 14 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Science(all)

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