Conducting graft copolymers of pyrrole and thiophene with random copolymers of methyl methacrylate and 3-methylthienyl methacrylate

Yusuf Guner, Levent Toppare*, Yesim Hepuzer, Yusuf Yagci

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Abstract

Random copolymers of 3-methyl thienylmethacrylate and methyl methacrylate were synthesized via free radical polymerization. Electro-copolymerizations of random copolymers with thiophene and/or pyrrole were carried out in acetonitrile-tetrabutylammonium tetrafluoroborate (TBAFB), water-p-toluene sulfonic acid (PTSA) solvent-electrolyte couples. Oxidative polymerization of thiophene functionalized random copolymer was also achieved by constant current electrolysis and chemical polymerization. The characterizations were done by conductivity measurements, cyclic voltammetry (CV), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermal gravimetry analysis (TGA), scanning electron microscopy (SEM).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1799-1806
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Polymer Journal
Volume40
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2004

Funding

This work was supported by DPT2003K120920-02, METU BAP-2003-01-03-02, Istanbul Technical University Research Fund and Turkish Academy of Sciences (TUBA).

FundersFunder number
METUBAP-2003-01-03-02
TUBA
Türkiye Bilimler Akademisi
Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi

    Keywords

    • Conducting copolymers
    • Electrochemical polymerization
    • Graft copolymers

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