Water soluble polyaniline/polysaccharide composite: Polymerization, carbonization to yield carbon micro-bubbles

Kuniharu Nakajima, Kohsuke Kawabata, Hiromasa Goto

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Abstract

We report synthesis of water soluble polyaniline composite using polysaccharide, alginic acid, by oxidative chemical polymerization. Spectroscopy measurements for the composites with infrared (IR), UV-vis spectroscopy, electron spin resonance (ESR), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) were carried out. We confirmed water solubility of the composite and carbonization allowed the composite to form carbon micro-bubble structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-51
Number of pages5
JournalSynthetic Metals
Volume194
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Aug

Keywords

  • Absorption spectrum
  • Alginic acid
  • Composite
  • Conjugated polymer
  • Polyaniline
  • Polysaccharide

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