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Synthesis and characterization of polyaniline nanomaterials with different molar ratio of monomer

  • Priyanka S Assistant Professor, PG Department of Physics, Vellalar College for Women, Erode-12, Tamilnadu, India.
  • Dhachanamoorth N Assistant Professor & Head, PG Department of Physics, Vellalar College for Women, Erode-12, Tamilnadu, India.
  • Birundha B II-M.Sc., Physics, Vellalar College for Women, Erode-12, Tamilnadu, India.

Abstract

Formation of polymer nanomaterials are achieved by the process of polymerization and there was an availability of different methods such as chemical oxidative polymerization,electro chemical polymerization, In-situ oxidative polymerization and emulsion polymerization etc., Many monomers combine to form polymers under certain conditions by chemical reactions between the monomers. The chemical oxidative polymerization was most commonly used method to synthesize PANI and the synthesis process involved various molar ratio of aniline (0.1M, 0.2M, 0.3M) in which APS was used as an oxidant with dopant of HCl. This study revealed that the properties changed based on their initial conditions. The prepared aromatic polyaniline was characterized by FT-IR, UV-VIS,Particle size analyzer techniques and anti-bacterial activity of the sample was analyzed.FT-IR spectroscopy gives deep view of many  functional groups that were present in a system by measuring vibrational frequencies of chemical bonds involved. UV-VIS was a good tool to identify, characterize and to study the optical properties of nanomaterials.In particle size analyzer, the size of a particle was measured using the instrument laser diffraction particle size analyzer (SALD-2300). The synthesized polyaniline had the tendency to resist the growth of both gram positive and gram negative bacteria. These organic conducting polymers were sometimes called “smart polymers” and have varies application in medical, OLED, solar cell, batteries and sensor etc.,

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