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      Conducting polymers; polythiophene; polypyrrole; TGA studies; degradation

    • Abstract


      The degradation behaviour of electrochemically prepared polythiophene and polypyrrole has been studied by thermal gravimetric analysis technique. Studies on both the polymers show that they are more stable than polyacetylene but still undergo degradation reactions which involve two steps, viz. loss of dopant and then degradation of polymer backbone. The general features of degradation mechanisms are discussed.

    • Author Affiliations


      F Mohammad1 2 P D Calvert1 N C Billingham1

      1. School of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences, University of Sussex, Brighton - BN1 9QJ, UK
      2. Department of Applied Chemistry, Z. H. College of Engineering and Technology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh - 202 002, India
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  • Bulletin of Materials Science | News

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