Conductive polymer-high modulus polymer alloys. A solution route to Kevlar-polypyrrole hybrid fibers

H. Nemoto, T. J. Marks, D. C. De Groot, C. R. Kannewurf

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Electrically conductive and mechanically strong PPTA [Kevlar]-polypyrrole hybrid fibers have been prepared by an approach that capitalizes upon the solubility of metalated PPTA in certain polar organic solvents. Thus, DMSO solutions of NNa PPTA were dry-jet wet-spun into an FeCl3·6H2O-containing coagulation bath to yield flexible PPTA-polypyrrole hybrid fibers containing greater than 50 wt % of polypyrrole. Room temperature conductivities approaching 10 S/cm are observed. Variable-temperature conductivity and thermoelectric power data correspond closely to those of high-quality polypyrrole films.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)415-419
Number of pages5
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 30 1991


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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