Conductive-polymer intercalation in layered V2O5 xerogels. Intercalated polypyrrole

Chun Guey Wu, Mercouri G Kanatzidis, Henry O. Marcy, Donald C. DeGroot, Carl R. Kannewurf

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The authors report on preliminary chemical, physical and electrical data on the intercalative polymerization products of pyrrole and its derivatives in V2O5 xerogels. The reaction of neat pyrrole with a preswollen V2O5 xerogel is extremely fast and results in an amorphous black highly conducting product. This occurs because of over-reduction of the V2O5 which causes major structural changes in the framework. This has been shown previously using other redox intercalants. Due to the high reactivity of pyrrole with V2O5 xerogels, this reaction is difficult to control. However when dilute acetonitrile solutions of pyrrole are applied to V2O5 xerogel films or small amounts of pyrrole are applied on H2O preswollen films, the resulting black shiny products have a layered structure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolymeric Materials Science and Engineering, Proceedings of the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering
PublisherPubl by ACS
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1989
EventProceedings of the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering - Miami Beach, FL, USA
Duration: Sep 11 1989Sep 18 1989


OtherProceedings of the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering
CityMiami Beach, FL, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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