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Gemini surfactant doped polypyrrole nanodispersions: an inkjet printable formulation

Journal Article


Abstract


  • We chemically synthesized inkjet printable polypyrrole (PPy) nanoformulations with reasonable conductivity for the first time in the presence of gemini surfactants 9BA-4-9BA (6,6′-(butane-1,4-diylbis(oxy)) bis(3-nonylbenzenesulfonic acid)) and 9B-4-9B (6,6′-(butane-1,4- diylbis(oxy)) bis(3-nonylbenzenesulfonic sodium)). Different oxidants and surfactants were investigated to optimize the surface tension, viscosity and conductivity of PPy dispersions to make it suitable for inkjet printing. Finally, a nanoformulation (maximum particle size < 200 nm) with low viscosity (9.4 mPa s), low surface tension (30.8 mN m-1) and reasonable cast conductivity (1.26 S cm-1) was obtained. This nanoformulation was printed successfully on different substrates and SEM images of a printed film on PVDF indicate that the size of the particles in the dispersion is 50 ± 5 nm. The conductivity of printed PPy/GA films on glass slides was as high as 0.7 S cm-1. © 2011 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Weng, B., Shepherd, R. L., Chen, J. & Wallace, G. G. (2011). Gemini surfactant doped polypyrrole nanodispersions: an inkjet printable formulation. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21 (6), 1918-1924.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-79251492992

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/446

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 1918

End Page


  • 1924

Volume


  • 21

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • We chemically synthesized inkjet printable polypyrrole (PPy) nanoformulations with reasonable conductivity for the first time in the presence of gemini surfactants 9BA-4-9BA (6,6′-(butane-1,4-diylbis(oxy)) bis(3-nonylbenzenesulfonic acid)) and 9B-4-9B (6,6′-(butane-1,4- diylbis(oxy)) bis(3-nonylbenzenesulfonic sodium)). Different oxidants and surfactants were investigated to optimize the surface tension, viscosity and conductivity of PPy dispersions to make it suitable for inkjet printing. Finally, a nanoformulation (maximum particle size < 200 nm) with low viscosity (9.4 mPa s), low surface tension (30.8 mN m-1) and reasonable cast conductivity (1.26 S cm-1) was obtained. This nanoformulation was printed successfully on different substrates and SEM images of a printed film on PVDF indicate that the size of the particles in the dispersion is 50 ± 5 nm. The conductivity of printed PPy/GA films on glass slides was as high as 0.7 S cm-1. © 2011 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Weng, B., Shepherd, R. L., Chen, J. & Wallace, G. G. (2011). Gemini surfactant doped polypyrrole nanodispersions: an inkjet printable formulation. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21 (6), 1918-1924.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-79251492992

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/446

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 1918

End Page


  • 1924

Volume


  • 21

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom