By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Data detailed on Nanoparticles have been presented. According to news reporting originating from Qingdao, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "The water-dispersed conductive polypyrrole (PPy) was prepared via the in situ oxidative chemical polymerization by using ammonium persulfate (APS) as oxidant and tunicate cellulose nanocrystals (T-CNs) as a dopant and template for tuning the morphologies of PPy nanoparticles. Highly flexible paper-like materials of PPy/T-CNs nanocomposites with high electrical conductivity values and good mechanical properties were prepared."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the Qingdao University of Science and Technology, "The structure of nanocomposites of PPy/T-CNs was investigated by using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy analyses of the composites revealed that PPy consisted of nanoparticles about 2.5 nm in mean size to form a continuous coating covered on the T-CNs. The diameters of the PPy nanoparticles increased from 10 to 100nm with the increasing pyrrole amount."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Moreover, electrical properties of the obtained PPy/T-CNs films were studied using standard four-probe technique and the electrical conductivity could be as high as 10(-3) S/cm."
For more information on this research see: A Nanocellulose Polypyrrole Composite Based on Tunicate Cellulose. International Journal of Polymer Science, 2013;():1-6. International Journal of Polymer Science can be contacted at: Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 410 Park Avenue, 15TH Floor, #287 Pmb, New York, NY 10022, USA. (Hindawi Publishing - www.hindawi.com; International Journal of Polymer Science - www.hindawi.com/journals/ijps/)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting D.W. Zhang, Qingdao Univ Sci & Technol, Sch Polymer Sci & Engn, Qingdao 266042, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include Q. Zhang, X. Gao and G.Z. Piao (see also Nanoparticles).
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Qingdao, Nanocomposite, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, People's Republic of China
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