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New Findings from Chinese Academy of Sciences in the Area of Synthetic Metals Reported

June 24, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Fresh data on Synthetic Metals are presented in a new report. According to news reporting originating in Beijing, People's Republic of China, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "A facile, template-free method to prepare polythiophene microspheres with uniform size and well spherical shape is successfully performed, using anhydrous FeCl2 as catalyst and H2O2 as oxidant by a one-pot chemical oxidation polymerization. The structure and morphology of polythiophene nanoparticles is characterized by IR, SEM and TEM."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, "Polythiophene nanostructures exhibit good morphology of microspheres with a very narrow particle size distribution. By fine tuning the reaction conditions, different sizes and nanostructured polythiophene can be obtained. The corrosion protection property of polythiophene microspheres-containing coatings on mild steel is investigated by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) technique in 3.5 wt% NaCl aqueous solution."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The results indicated that the waterborne polythiophene microspheres-containing coatings (polythiophene content, 0.6 wt%) could offer high protection because the impedance values remained at higher than 1 x 10(6) Omega cm(2) after 360 h. All the results are compared with these of the pure waterborne epoxy coatings on mild steel."

For more information on this research see: A facile and template-free method for preparation of polythiophene microspheres and their dispersion for waterborne corrosion protection coatings. Synthetic Metals, 2014;191():41-46. Synthetic Metals can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Sa, PO Box 564, 1001 Lausanne, Switzerland. (Elsevier -; Synthetic Metals -

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting L. Ai, Univ Chinese Academy Sci, Beijing 100049, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include Y. Liu, X.Y. Zhang, X.H. Ouyang and Z.Y. Ge.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Beijing, Synthetic Metals, People's Republic of China

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Source: Journal of Technology

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