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Polymers 2017, 9(9), 453; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym9090453

Preparation of Electrospun Nanocomposite Nanofibers of Polyaniline/Poly(methyl methacrylate) with Amino-Functionalized Graphene

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CREPEC, Department of Chemical Engineering, Polytechnique Montréal, P.O. Box 6079, Station Centre-Ville, Montreal, QC H3C 3A7, Canada
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Ministry of Higher Education, P.O. Box 225085, Riyadh 11153, Saudi Arabia
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Received: 31 August 2017 / Revised: 11 September 2017 / Accepted: 12 September 2017 / Published: 16 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Graphene-Polymer Composites)
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In this paper we report upon the preparation and characterization of electrospun nanofibers of doped polyaniline (PANI)/poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA)/amino-functionalized graphene (Am-rGO) by electrospinning technique. The successful functionalization of rGO with amino groups is examined by Fourier transforms infrared (FTIR), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and Raman microspectrometer. The strong electric field enables the liquid jet to be ejected faster and also contributes to the improved thermal and morphological homogeneity of PANI/PMMA/Am-rGO. This results in a decrease in the average diameter of the produced fibers and shows that these fibers can find promising uses in many applications such as sensors, flexible electronics, etc. View Full-Text
Keywords: electrospun nanofibers; electrospinning; polyaniline; nanocomposites; amino-functionalized graphene electrospun nanofibers; electrospinning; polyaniline; nanocomposites; amino-functionalized graphene
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Abdali, H.; Ajji, A. Preparation of Electrospun Nanocomposite Nanofibers of Polyaniline/Poly(methyl methacrylate) with Amino-Functionalized Graphene. Polymers 2017, 9, 453.

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