Solid State and Template Free Synthesis of a Nanotubular Polyaniline-TiO2 Composite

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Our work report on the synthesis of a novel polyaniline-titania tubular composite at nanoscale. Significant new accomplishments relies on the synthesis of polyaniline-TiO2 composite nanotubes, as up to now most researchs in this field reported on nanoparticules or micron sized rods. Interest of the synthesis process is based upon an easy mechanochemical route to produce self assembled polyaniline-titania nanotubes. The functionalization of titania nanotubes by polymerization of aniline on the nanotubes walls both permits to enhance functionalized surface contact and improves dispersibility of the titania nanotubes. Characterization of the nanocomposite obtained is presented.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 2, Nanotechnology 2009: Life Sciences, Medicine, Diagnostics, Bio Materials and Composites
Published: May 3, 2009
Pages: 491 - 494
Industry sector: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
Topics: Composite Materials
ISBN: 978-1-4398-1783-4