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Title: Water-dispersible multifunctional polyaniline-laponite-keggin iron nanocomposites through a template approach
Authors: Sudha, J D
Pich, A
Reena, V L
Sivakala, S
Adler, Hans-Juergen P
Keywords: Supramolecules
Pillared clay
Conducting polymers
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Citation: Journal of Materials Chemistry 21(41):16642-16650;21 Sep 2011
Abstract: Water dispersible nanostructured multifunctional polyaniline-laponite-keggin iron cation composites (PPIL) were prepared by the oxidative polymerization of aniline in the presence of an aqueous dispersion of keggin iron-laponite (PIL) at room temperature. Negatively charged ions on the surface and residual positive charges on the edges of the laponite disc adsorb both keggin iron and aniline through ion-dipole and ionic interactions and can act as a micellar template during polymerisation. We suggest that keggin cages act as linkages between disorganized laponite sheets and during polymerisation, the disorganised PIL discs are co-structured and self-assembled with the formed PANI and engulfed layers and rolled sheets of nanotubes. These multifunctional composites exhibited electrical conductivity similar to 5.7 x 10(-1) S cm (-1), saturation magnetization similar to 9.0 x 10(-1) emu g(-1) with coercivity 8.2 Oe and thermal stability similar to 300 degrees C, revealing their utility as a novel precursor for many high technological applications.
ISSN: 0959-9428
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