Effect of surfactant on conductivity of poly(pyrrole-co-formyl pyrrole) via emulsion polymerization


  • Sarintorn Limpanart Metallurgy and Materials Science Research Institute, Chulalongkorn University
  • Sirilak Arunsawad Program in Petrochemistry and Polymer Science, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University
  • Kawee Srikulkit Department of Materials Science, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University


P(Py-co-FPy) were synthesized via emulsion polymerization, SDS and PSS used as surfactant and TFA as catalyst. Amounts of surfactant were vary as mole ratio of surfactant : monomer (0.25, 0.5 and 1.0). The synthesis copolymers were characterized by FTIR, SEM, particle size analyzer and four point probes. As a result of FT-IR spectra proved that the synthesized copolymers are associated with the structure of the P(Py-co-FPy). Spherical particles were detected by SEM and particles diameter is in range of 60-600 nm depending on type and amounts of surfactant. The electrical conductivity is in the range of 1.74x 10-5 to 2.21 x 10-3 S/cm. The P(Py-coc-FPy) nanoparticles doped with PSS are higher conductivity. 


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How to Cite

S. Limpanart, S. Arunsawad, and K. Srikulkit, “Effect of surfactant on conductivity of poly(pyrrole-co-formyl pyrrole) via emulsion polymerization”, J Met Mater Miner, vol. 24, no. 2, Dec. 2014.



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