Accession Number : ADA259386


Title :   The Polyanilines: A Novel Class of Conducting Polymers


Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 31 May 91-30 Jun 92,


Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA UNIV PHILADELPHIA DEPT OF CHEMISTRY


Personal Author(s) : MacDiarmid, Alan G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a259386.pdf


Report Date : 19 Jun 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 42


Abstract : The synthesis and p- and n-doping of polyacetylene, (CH)x , the prototype conducting polymer or synthetic metal is described together with a qualitative description of its band structure and changes in band structure on doping to yield positive and negative solitons. Other conducting polymers are briefly discussed. The polyanilines, a large class of versatile conducting polymers involving a novel non-redox doping process, considered as being of significant commercial technological importance are discussed in particular with reference to their ease of processing. Present and future technological uses of conducting polymers are noted.


Descriptors :   *CONDUCTIVITY , *POLYMERS , *DOPING , *ANILINES , METALS , PROCESSING , FILMS , CRYSTALLIZATION , ELECTRONS , SOLITONS , ACETYLENES , YIELD , OXIDATION , NITROGEN , PROTOTYPES , STRUCTURES , SYNTHESIS , TENSILE STRENGTH


Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Polymer Chemistry
      Electricity and Magnetism


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE