Polymers 2010, 2(4), 786-798; doi:10.3390/polym2040786
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New Insight into Organic Metal Polyaniline Morphology and Structure

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Received: 11 October 2010; in revised form: 7 December 2010 / Accepted: 16 December 2010 / Published: 17 December 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Conductive Polymers)
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Abstract: Polyaniline is known to be a true metal, though a nanometal. Previous experimental and theoretical evidence is reviewed. Two important structural features are presented, which have not publicly been discussed so far: (a) The formation of complexes between polyaniline and metals (Cu, Fe, Zn, In, etc.) which are crucial for most practical applications of the organic metal, polyaniline; and (b) a model for the polyaniline chain structure within the smallest morphological unit, the roughly 10 nm primary particle.
Keywords: polyaniline; organic metal; nanometal; metal complex; morphology; structure
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Wessling, B. New Insight into Organic Metal Polyaniline Morphology and Structure. Polymers 2010, 2, 786-798.

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Wessling B. New Insight into Organic Metal Polyaniline Morphology and Structure. Polymers. 2010; 2(4):786-798.

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Wessling, Bernhard. 2010. "New Insight into Organic Metal Polyaniline Morphology and Structure." Polymers 2, no. 4: 786-798.

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