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Synthesis of Uniform Polyaniline Nanofibers through Interfacial Polymerization

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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor 81310, Malaysia
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Faculty of Bioscience and Bioengineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor 81310,Malaysia
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Faculty of chemical engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor 81310, Malaysia
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Materials 2012, 5(8), 1487-1494; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma5081487
Received: 4 July 2012 / Revised: 31 July 2012 / Accepted: 13 August 2012 / Published: 22 August 2012
The present paper aims to study the preparation of polyaniline nanofibers through simple interfacial polymerization. Ammonium persulfate, hydrochloric acid and chloroform were used as oxidant, dopant and organic solvent respectively. Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FESEM), X-ray diffraction and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) techniques were used to analyze the product. FESEM results show that polyaniline has nano-fiber morphology. XRD results show the crystalline properties of polyaniline nanofiber, and FTIR results confirmed the formation of polyaniline in different monomer/oxidant molar ratios. This study provides a better understanding on the synthesis of uniform polyaniline nanofibers through interfacial polymerization. View Full-Text
Keywords: polyaniline; nanofiber; interfacial polymerization; FESEM; XRD; FTIR polyaniline; nanofiber; interfacial polymerization; FESEM; XRD; FTIR
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Abdolahi, A.; Hamzah, E.; Ibrahim, Z.; Hashim, S. Synthesis of Uniform Polyaniline Nanofibers through Interfacial Polymerization. Materials 2012, 5, 1487-1494.

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